Presidential Election: Tech Company Employees Vote With Contributions

Email this CRN article


President Barack Obama


Microsoft is the No. 2 overall company contributor in terms of employees making donations to President Barack Obama's campaign with $761,343 in contributions, well behind No. 1 contributor, the University of California, at just over $1 million. according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, meanwhile, is listed on the White House visitor's log in 19 entries, including June 3, 2009, and Jan. 14, 2010, meetings with the former Assistant to the President for Economic Policy Lawrence Summers. In addition, Ballmer was a guest of the White House for a China state dinner on Jan. 19, 2011.

Email this CRN article