Local leaders send letter to State Rep to lobby for Comcast on merger
As part of a lobbying flurry ahead of hearings yesterday on Comcast and NBC Universal's $30 billion merger, letters were sent to lawmakers to persuade them to think kindly upon the union.
Luke Ravensthal, the mayor of Pittsburg, wrote Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Penn.) recently saying he supports the merger. In his letter (pdf), the mayor said Comcast "has been an outstanding corporate partner in our city." Note the carbon copy note that it was also sent to a Mr. Frank Polito of Comcast.
And city council member Douglas Shields wrote (pdf) to Doyle: "Again, this merger holds the promise of great opportunity. It is good for the consumer, competition and the economy. I urge you to encourage serious consideration of the swift affirmation of the Comcast/NBCU union."
February 5, 2010; 8:00 AM ET
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