Seth MacFarlane, upcoming host of the Oscars, gave $150,000 to the Majority PAC, designed to elect Democrats to the Senate, according to the latest campaign filings.
MacFarlane made his contribution on Oct. 17.
Other donors to Majority PAC include King World’s Michael King, who gave $50,000; L.A. attorney Thomas Girardi, who gave $100,000; and Newsweb Corp. chairman Fred Eychaner, who gave $1 million.
Meanwhile, the pro-Obama SuperPAC Priorities USA Action reported a $1 million contribution from Sidney Kimmel, the Jones Apparel Group chairman and film producer. Records show that the contribution was made on Oct. 9. Other big donors for the month of October so far include Alida Rockefeller Messinger, philanthropist and ex-wife of Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, who gave $1 million; Zynga CEO Marc Pincus, who also gave $1 million; Cox Enterprises owner Ann Cox Chambers, who gave $500,000; George Soros, who gave $1 million; venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, who gave $1 million; and Linked In co-founder Reid Garrett Hoffman, who gave $1 million. Priorities raised $13 million during the period.
Last month, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg each gave $1 million to Priorities USA Action.