Here's who the tech elite are throwing millions behind in the presidential election
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Tech moguls don’t just fund the next hot startup. Investors and entrepreneurs are throwing millions of dollars, as well as their influence, to back political candidates as well.
Despite Silicon Valley’s reputation for liberal politics, much of the money spent this election is going to the Republican Party, thanks to a few outsized million-dollar donations – many of which were for candidates who have already dropped out of the race.
Many tech bigwigs are in Hillary Clinton’s corner, but they haven’t put as much money behind her yet. Compared to the $3.5 million that Silicon Valley gave to US President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign, donations to Clinton have totaled just $1.3 million so far, according to data from the International Business Times.
Here’s who is “feeling the Bern” for Bernie Sanders, who put millions behind Rand Paul’s unsuccessful run, and how many tech figures have stood behind Hillary: