Politicians frequently attempt to obscure news coverage by releasing information right before the weekend or before a major holiday — a tactic commonly referred to as the “Friday news dump.”

The Democratic Party, just moments before the debate tonight, released the donor list for the party nominating convention in Philadelphia.

Some of the largest donors include Comcast at $5.6 million in cash and in-kind donations, AT&T at $1.5 million, and Independence Blue Cross with $1,525,000. Other major donors include  Google Inc., which gave $500,000; Microsoft at $650,000; and DuPont, the chemical company, which gave $100,000.