Elizabeth Warren, who wants to break up Big Tech as president, has raised more money from tech employees than anyone else
Added 10-22-19 12:14:02pm EST - “FEC data show that Elizabeth Warren is the top pick among Silicon Valley techies based on donations from tech workers, followed by Sanders and Buttigieg.” - Businessinsider.com
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Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren raised more than $173,000 from tech employees in the third quarter, more than any other candidate, according to a Bloomberg report.
Warren's support among the tech set is striking, given that she is running on a platform of clamping down on the tech industry and even breaking up companies like Amazon, Facebook, and Google. If elected, she has said she will appoint regulators to undo anti-competitive tech mergers.
Bernie Sanders raised the second largest amount of money in Silicon Valley, about $155,000, according to the Bloomberg report by Eric Newcomer and Bill Allison that analyzed Federal Election Commission data. Sanders said that he "absolutely" supports breaking up big tech, and he has a plan to implement partial employee ownership of all large companies, which would affect these tech companies.
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Pete Buttigieg, who Bloomberg reported ranked third in Silicon Valley donations, has a notably different position on big tech from those of Warren and Sanders. Buttigieg does not plan to break up big tech companies, although he has mentioned worries about privacy and data ownership. On Monday, Bloomberg reported that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been privately recommending campaign hires for Buttigieg. So far, 2 of the recommendations have been hired.
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