Eric Cantor Raised Big Bucks from SOPA Supporters in 4th Quarter of 2011

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and his leadership PAC received at least $45,250 in contributions from supporters of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the last three months of 2011, according to preliminary analysis of newly-released FEC filings by Public Campaign Action Fund.

Top donations include:

  • Executives and the PAC at Comcast donated $23,750 to Cantor and his leadership PAC in the fourth quarter.
  • Cantor also received $5,000 from a lobbyist and the PAC at the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). Earlier this month, MPAA head former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) threatened to withhold donations from members of Congress who opposed the legislation.
  • Other donations came from the Time Warner PAC ($5,000), the National Association of Broadcasters PAC ($2,500), CBS Corp. PAC ($2,500), and the National Cable and Telecommunications PAC ($5,000).