So far in the 2010 election cycle, the CWAs political action committee has contributed $699,000 to federal candidates and spent $4 million on all federal-related activity, including donations to the party committees.
Comcasts PAC has given $991,000 to candidates and spent $2 million on
election-related activity. Democratic candidates received almost all of the unions contributions and just over half of Comcasts donations.
They both have a significant amount of money and a heck of a lot of political heft, said David Levinthal, spokesman for the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks campaign finance issues.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.