Morgan Freeman’s $1 Million: Obama

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Actor Morgan Freeman at the 'The Dark Knight Rises' world premiere in New York City.

When Priorities USA Action, the super-PAC backing President Barack Obama, reports its $6 million monthly haul to the Federal Election Commission, one of the donors listed will be the actor Morgan Freeman.

He gave $1 million.

“President Obama has done a remarkable job in historically difficult circumstances,” Freeman said in a statement released by Priorities, founded by former Obama aides. “He ended combat operations in Iraq, put in place sensible reforms of Wall Street, saved the auto industry and protected the health care of every American.”

“He has led our nation to be more tolerant and placed impressive, accomplished women on the Supreme Court,” the actor said. “In return, he is the target of hundreds of millions of dollars from right-wing sources.  I am proud to lend my voice – and support – to those who defend him.”

Priorities co-founder Bill Burton said last week on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt”  that the group raised $6 million in June, its best month ever. Other donors last month included Irwin Jacobs, former chairman of Qualcomm Inc., and his wife, Joan, Burton said.

A Republican-allied super-PAC, Restore Our Future, reported $20 million.


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