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Colbert's Treasurer Leaves for Perry

He may have bombarded Iowa voters last week with advertisements supporting "Rick Parry," but Stephen Colbert has lost his treasurer to the butt of his jokes. Salvatore Purpura has resigned as treasurer of Colbert's super PAC, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow and joined Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry as his campaign treasurer. In an email to Politico, Colbert commended the move. “We’re happy for Sal and we are even happier that Governor Parry has sent the clear signal of which super PAC he trusts to receive all that unlimited money waiting to pour in on his behalf. Loud and clear, sir. Unofficially, loud and clear.” Purpura has also worked for George W. Bush’s 2004 reelection campaign and John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign.