Big donors to a Super PAC supporting President Barack Obama include movie director Steven Spielberg and the Service Employees International Union, NBC News and msnbc.com
reported Tuesday night.
Spielberg chipped in $100,000, and the SEIU gave the largest amount, $1 million, the TV news organizations said.
Priorities USA Action filed its report Tuesday night with the Federal Election Commission showing $4.4 million raised to support Obama's re-election effort, well behind the goal of $100 million.
Meanwhile, NBC News and msnbc.com reported seeing indications that the Obama Super PAC is being financed by a related non-profit group, Priorities USA. This sister group — which is raising money from secret donors, according to NBC News and msnbc.com — is the type of entity denounced in 2010 by Obama.
Priorities USA Action and Priorities USA were founded last year by Obama's former deputy press secretary Bill Burton and political aide Sean Sweeney. Priorities USA, a nonprofit organization, is not required to file with the FEC.
Priorities USA Action reported getting $215,234 from its non-disclosing fellow PAC, Priorities USA, NBC and msnbc.com reported. It listed the funds as reimbursements for operating expenses.
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