Comcast Execs Gave Large Donations to Obama and Democrats

Executives at Comcast, the media behemoth looking to buy a 51 percent stake in NBC Universal, have given large sums of money to presidential candidate Barack Obama and Democrats in recent years The Hill reported Saturday:

Comcast chief executive Brian Roberts made more than $76,000 in political contributions to Democrats since 2006, compared to $13,500 in contributions to Republicans. Comcast vice president and top lobbyist David Cohen made about $180,000 to Democrats in the same period, compared to $12,000 to Republicans, according to OpenSecrets.org.

But that's just the beginning (h/t Big Hollywood):

Cohen also helped raise more than $6 million for Obama’s election campaign. [...]

During the 2008 election cycle, Comcast’s political action committee raised more than $2.5 million.

Beyond this, as NewsBusters previously reported, Roberts sent a letter to Obama Thursday endorsing healthcare reform legislation currently before Congress.

Add it all up, and the media giant looking to buy a 51 percent stake in NBC Universal has some strong ties to the White House and the Democrat Party. 

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.