Actor Morgan Freeman gives $1M to pro-Obama group
by Jack Gillum, Associated Press
July 19, 2012 11:30 AM | 525 views | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Morgan Freeman arrives for the European premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, at a central London cinema, Wednesday, July 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short)
Morgan Freeman arrives for the European premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, at a central London cinema, Wednesday, July 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short)
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WASHINGTON (AP) _ Actor Morgan Freeman has contributed $1 million to help re-elect President Barack Obama.

Freeman gave the money to Priorities USA Action, a “super” political action committee.

The actor says in a statement that Obama has done a “remarkable job in historically difficult circumstances.” He says that includes winding down the Iraq war, reforming Wall Street and protecting health care.

Several Hollywood figures have given to the pro-Obama group, including director Steven Spielberg and producerJeffrey Katzenberg.

The super PAC says it will release a full list Friday of donors who gave in June.

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southernbychoice
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July 19, 2012
Well, it appears I have another Hollywood actor I will have to boycott. Too bad, I really did like him. Seems like if he can afford to donate this kind of money to a political party, he could certainly afford to help out charitable causes for a like amount. And they say the GOP/Romney is the party of the rich - give me a break. Obama has had over 100 fundraisers in just the last 6 months - no wonder the country is going down the tubes.
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