President Barack Obama has some supporters in high places at Comcast, but so does Gov. Romney.
Comcast/NBCU Washington president Kyle McSlarrow, former chairman of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, has been lending his expertise, albeit in an informal capacity, to the Romney presidential campaign.
"Kyle has been informally advising the campaign on energy and telecommunications issues," a source close to McSlarrow confirmed to The Wire -- McSlarrow, a longtime Republican and McCain supporters last time around, is a former deputy secretary of the Department of Energy and was the national chairman for the Quayle 2000 Presidential Campaign.
A source close to the Romney transition advised Multichannel News of McSlarrow's advisory role, then offered up his name as a possible candidate for the FCC chairmanship if the Romney camp looks beyond the two current Republican FCC members -- Rob McDowell and Ajit Pai -- said to be strong candidates for the post.
The source close to McSlarrow said the chairmanship talk was off base. "Any rumors regarding the FCC chairmanship are untrue," they said.