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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

How Stephen Colbert Played the S.C. GOP

“I don’t know any Republican who is dumb enough to make a deal with Stephen Colbert and expect it not to blow up in their face,”

With wealthy textile magnate Roger Milliken dead and longtime GOP donor John Rainey soured on the state’s current governor, the South Carolina Republican Party looked to an unlikely source as a deep-pocketed benefactor — Stephen Colbert

The Comedy Central satirist — and South Carolina native — approached state Republican Party officials a few months ago about making a significant contribution to the party through his Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow super PAC.

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