Ron Paul attracts most campaign contributions from U.S. tech employees

“While the U.S. electronics industry isn’t a major donor to U.S. presidential campaigns, generally preferring to focus its financial clout on congressional races, something unusual is happening this election cycle. According to early federal estimates, GOP hopeful Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, a libertarian, is attracting the most individual campaign contributions from employees of major U.S. high-tech companies,” George Leopold reports for EE Times.

“Based on available donor data, the Washington-based Center for Responsive Politics estimates that employees of Google Inc. and related political action committees are the top contributors to Paul’s long-shot presidential bid. As of Sept. 30, Google employees had contributed $22,250 to Paul, and Microsoft Corp. employees were the No. 4 overall contributor to Paul’s campaign, kicking in $12,863. Employees from Cisco Systems, Apple Inc. and Verizon have also contributed,” Leopold reports.

“According to the most recent figures released by the Federal Election Commission, Paul has raised almost $8.3 million, nearly all of it from individual contributors. According to commission totals, Paul raised more than $214,000 in contributions through the end of the third quarter from computer and network technology companies,” Leopold reports.

More in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]

53 Comments

  1. Agree with him or not, but he deserves to be recognized as the most consistent candidate that has been seen for years. Honest, principled, lives what he believes when it comes to reducing government spending – I wish that he was not so alone when it comes to those things.

  2. Yea, vote for honesty and principles. Just about all the rest are scumbags. Real people are financing Ron Paul, the corps are financing the others. Real people buy Macs, the corps finance MS.

    You can trust the people, just give them the facts to make their own judgment, not all the Faux News etc.

  3. What I can’t figure out is why the “Reset Safari” menu option is on the Edit menu on WinSafari?

    Just seems so strange to me…

    Windows is dumb. So are the choices for our next president.

    Like the last time, and the time before that, and the time before that and so on…

  4. Ron Paul is the only republican candidate telling the truth. We need to be talking about the real problems and stop bankrupting our country not squabbling about “he said, no he said” crap.

    They barely gave him a chance to speak at the last debate but when he did, it was the truth.

    What moron in their right mind would vote for Mitt Romney. The guy killed and exported thousands of US jobs as head of Bain Capital, his only real experience in economics is more satan than Bush. The Dems will have a field day with this guys REAL record.

  5. @ John B

    Hemp solves global warming too, seriously, the oil companies don’t like it, that’s why it’s illegal.

    It used to be mandatory that farmers grew hemp, so damned useful it is, and cheap. But it grows everywhere real easy so they can’t manipulate the price like they can with oil. Start another war, oil price goes up, Exxon, BP et al all have to excuse making such big profits whilst consumers are paying more.

    Fun fact, the constitution is written on paper made from hemp.

  6. Go Ron Paul! And by the way, Tommy Boy, wreck our financial system? If you’re talking about the gold standard, we had it (more or less) until 1973. It’s the Federal Reserve, that has money printed out of thin air in attempts to artificially lower interest rates, that has led to the devaluation of the US dollar and economic issues we face today.

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