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.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.