03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Qwest Donation To Democratic Convention Reveals Telecoms' Shifting Allegiance

Political donations from the telecom industry show a strong change from Republicans to Democrats over the last three election cycles.

The Qwest pledge of $6 million to the 2008 Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) in Denver demonstrates the change in political party fortunes at a deeper level. Qwest, its telecom rivals, Comcast and Level 3, and the communications industry in general are shifting their political donations from Republicans to Democrats.

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