Media mogul Haim Saban has given $1 million that is being split between a pro-Obama SuperPAC and other independent committees supporting Democratic candidates for the Senate and the House, sources said.
The money will be split evenly between Priorities USA Action and the two other PACs. His contribution is expected to be reported in disclosure reports next week.
Saban has been one of the likely donors to Democratic SuperPACs, as pressure builds on the left to try to come even close to matching the avalanche of money being given to Republican-supporting SuperPACs.
Saban, who owns a controlling stake in Univision and made a fortune from the children’s series “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” already indicated earlier this year that he planned to give. He was one of the most prolific “soft money” donors to Democrats before it was curbed in light of campaign finance reform laws in 2002.
On Friday, Priorities’ Bill Burton told Bloomberg TV that the PAC would report $6 million raised for June, marking an increase in contributions from the previous month.
Other entertainment figures who have given to Priorities include Jeffrey Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg, Bill Maher and Chelsea Handler.