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.
POLITICO.com reported 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.
Article provided in partnership with On Top Magazine