04/05/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Comcast, GE Rain Campaign Cash In Anticipation Of Merger Hearing

Comcast and NBC Universal's parent company have showered campaign contributions on members of two panels holding hearings Thursday on the cable giant's proposed purchase of the television network.

Comcast and General Electric have already spent $474,000 on contributions to members of the panels, about 70 percent of what they spent over the entire political cycle of 2008, according to The Hill's analysis of data on OpenSecrets.org.

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