The super PAC supporting President
Barack Obama raised more than $6.2 million in June, much of it from
the gay rights community and the entertainment industry.
on Saturday that Priorities USA spent $7.9 million in June and
finished the month $2.8 million in the black. The super PAC invested
most of its money in ads questioning Mitt Romney's tenure at the
private equity firm Bain Capital.
Priorities USA received $1 million from
Fred Eychaner, a prominent gay rights supporter and owner of Newsweb
Corporation. Another gay rights supporter, Jon Stryker, gave
$750,000 to the PAC. Also giving to the PAC was actor Morgan
Freeman, who starred in the Broadway reading of 8, the play
based on the trial over the constitutionality of California's gay
marriage ban, Proposition 8.
June's giving represents the best
fundraising month to date for Priorities USA and comes a month after
President Obama became the first sitting president to announce his
support for gay marriage.
Hollywood actor George Clooney, Glee
creator Ryan Murphy and singer Ricky Martin hosted fundraising
events for Obama days after his announcement.