Stephen Colbert Wins Narrow FEC Ruling For His SuperPAC
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Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert today won a narrow ruling from the Federal Election Commission allowing him to establish a corporate SuperPAC, but stipulated that its political advertisements may run only during his show, "The Colbert Report." NationalJournal.com this morning reported:
The Federal Election Commission has approved an advisory opinion that will allow comedian Stephen Colbert to use funds from a media conglomerate to create advertisements for his independent expenditure-only political action committee.
But the commission voted, by a five to one margin, that those advertisements could not be run outside of Colbert's show, opting for the most narrow interpretation of the media exemption out of three drafts presented to commission members.
The Huffington Post produced this video of Colbert's victory speech: