Comcast Pulls Ad by California Teachers Association

Jeffrey ErnstFriedman | September 15, 2010

On Tuesday, the Sacbee's CapitolAlert reported that Comcast has pulled an advertisement sponsored by the California Teachers Association.

"The cable company Comcast has stopped running a TV ad by the California Teachers Association accusing Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman of proposing to lay off teachers and slash school budgets, according to Comcast spokesman Andrew Johnson, according to the report."

"CTA spokeswoman Sandra Jackson said the union stood by the ad, which bases its claims on Whitman's promises to cut $15 billion from the state budget, according to the report." 

From the 2004 election cycle through March 17, 2010 the CTA has given contributions totaling $1,509,855 to California lawmakers serving in the 2009-2010 session of the California State Legislature, according to data provided to by the National Institute on Money in State Politics (
Comcast is also a contributor to California state politicians, however not nearly as much as the CTA. In the same time frame, Comcast has contributed $306,669 to lawmakers serving in the 2009-2010 session of the California State Legislature.

Click on the dollar figures above to see which lawmakers received contributions from the CTA or Comcast.



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