“Billionaire investor Warren Buffett and Apple Computer Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs are advising Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry on economic issues. Kerry, 60, the four-term Massachusetts senator challenging President George W. Bush, ‘reached out to them and they’re giving him economic advice about the deficit and job creation,’ said David Wade, Kerry’s campaign spokesman,” Jon Steinman reports for Bloomberg News.
Steinman reports, “Neither Buffett, the world’s second-richest man according to Forbes magazine, nor Jobs, who ranks 262 on the Forbes list of billionaires, has personally contributed to Kerry’s campaign… Apple Computer employees since January 2003 have given a total of $7,251 to Kerry.”
“Jobs, 49, has 2000 Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore on Apple’s board of directors. A spokesman for Jobs had no immediate comment,” Steinman reports. “According to a New York Times/CBS News poll, in a three-way race that includes independent Ralph Nader, 70, Bush would get support from 43 percent of voters and Kerry would get 41 percent. The survey was conducted April 23-27.”
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