Harmonix Boss is Stephen Colbert Super PAC’s Biggest Donor

on February 1, 2012 8:30 PM

If you’re familiar with Stephen Colbert and his seemingly right-wing antics, you know he set up a Political Action Committee fund for former GOP nominee Hermain Cain when the former couldn’t drop his name from the ballot during the South Carolina primaries. Well, that Super-PAC fund has surpassed $1 million and you’ll never guess who its biggest donor is. If you answered Harmonix CEO¬†Alex Rigopulos, you win.

The head of the Rock Band¬†developer pledged $9,600 to the Super-PAC, more than any donor. Heck, nobody else has even gone up to $5,000 so far. Enjoy that little bit of relief from the doom-and-gloom of games business info, the most prevalent of which seems to be THQ’s confirmed plans to lay off 270 employees by the end of September.

 /  Staff Writer
Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.