“Opening the books on political giving by Comcast and others”


Among the more than 4,000 political donations totaling $12 million that Comcast Corp. made in 2014 and 2015, one recipient stands out: the Republican Party of Florida.

As Comcast ran cable systems in Miami and its Universal theme-park subsidiary in Orlando, the company gave $733,932 to the state Republican Party, according to Comcast posts on its website.

GOP leaders in Florida did not return phone calls about this spending. But Comcast says about $400,000 was “in-kind contributions” for state Republicans to hold fund-raisers at the Universal theme park.

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