Morgan Freeman donates $1 million to Obama super PAC

Actor Morgan Freeman donated $1 million to Priorities USA Action, a super PAC supporting President Barack Obama's re-election bid.

In a statement announcing the donation, Freeman, whose latest film, "The Dark Knight Rises," opens in theaters Friday, praised the president's health care law and for appointing women to the Supreme Court.

"Pres. Obama has done a remarkable job in historically difficult circumstances.  He ended combat operations in Iraq, put in place sensible reforms of Wall Street, saved the auto industry and protected the health care of every American. He has led our nation to be more tolerant and placed impressive, accomplished women on the Supreme Court.  In return, he is the target of hundreds of millions of dollars from right-wing sources.  I am proud to lend my voice - and support - to those who defend him.  Priorities USA Action is doing a great job of protecting the values I believe in.  I am happy to help them and I hope others will join me."

Priorities USA Action announced last week that the group raised $11.7 million in the second quarter.

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