Priorities USA Action, the super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton’s presidential run, brought in $15.6 million in the first six months of 2015 — an impressive sum of money that includes a $2 million donation from mogul Haim Saban and his wife Cheryl, plus six other $1 million checks from George Soros, Steven Spielberg, Herb Sandler, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Donald Sussman and the Democratic Fair Share Action super PAC.
Other donors included J.J. Abrams and his wife, Katie McGrath, who each gave $500,000.
Friday was the deadline for Super PACs to file mid-year disclosure reports with the Federal Election Commission.
Right to Rise, the Super PAC backing the candidacy of Jeb Bush, raised an eye-popping $103 million in the first six months of the year.
Among Bush’s big donors: media mogul Jerry Perenchio, who gave $100,000 and investor Herb Allen, who gave $100,000 and chairman of a Los Angeles private equity firm, Brad Freeman, who gave $1 million to the Super PAC.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has got a big check from Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, who gave $50,000 to Christie’s America Leads PAC. Linda McMahon, former CEO of the WWE, gave $250,000; hotelier Steve Wynn gave $25,000; media mogul Herb Siegel gave $150,000 and American Media Inc., the publisher of National Enquirer and Star magazine, gave $10,000.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s Unintimidated PAC drew $50,000 from broadcaster Stanley S. Hubbard. Producer and director Robert M. Johnson gave $12,500.
Former CEO of Oracle Larry Ellison and producers David and Megan Ellison gave $3 million to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s Conservative Solutions PAC.