“US tech giants are definitely feeling the Bern. Google was the No. 1 employer of donors to Bernie Sanders’ campaign, according to analysis of findings released by the Federal Elections Commission, racking up in excess of $250,000,” Luke Lancaster reports for CNET.

“While the search giant clinched the top spot for employees who donated to the Democratic candidate’s campaign,” Lancaster reports, “it was joined by other tech mainstays Microsoft, Apple and Amazon, which rounded out the top five.”

 
Top five donors for each candidate:

Bernie Sanders (D)
Alphabet Inc – $254,814
University of California – $139,633
Microsoft Corp – $95,296
Apple Inc – $85,576
Amazon.com – $63,385

Hillary Clinton (D)
Soros Fund Management – $7,039,800
Laborers Union – $4,000,250
Euclidean Capital – $3,502,700
Pritzker Group – $2,814,343
Saban Capital Group – $2,531,995

Donald Trump (R)
Manchester Financial Group – $50,000
AON Corp – $27,700
Ajd Construction – $25,000
MDC Holdings – $10,800
Crown Acquisitions – $10,000

Ted Cruz (R)
Wilks Brothers – $15,064,000
Renaissance Technologies – $11,000,400
Quantum Energy Partners – $10,045,900
Uline Inc – $1,005,400
Kinetic Concepts – $513,500

John Kasich (R)
Boich Companies – $1,000,000
Tiger Management – $502,700
George Pearl Rd Ltd – $500,000
Duquesne Family Office – $450,250
Halcyon Financial Management – $300,000

Read more via OpenSecrets.org and the Center for Responsive Politics here.

MacDailyNews Take: Interesting discrepancies among the sources and monetary totals (wildly so) for each candidate.