The U.S. presidential election is still a year and a half away, but people around the globe are already starting to look closely at the potential candidates — and contributions continue to flood in for the favorite contenders. For the tech industry alone, this race is crucial. An article by CNET Networks' News.com highlights what kind of contribution money is coming from computer programmers, engineers, and Web types. Read the article in its entirety: "In presidential race, who's getting techies' money?"
Here's a snippet from the article:
"Based on these figures reflecting contributions in the first quarter of this year, Democratic Sen. Barack Obama seems to hold a slight edge over fellow Democrat Sen. Hillary Clinton among people living and working in Seattle and Silicon Valley. Among Republicans, Sen. Mitt Romney may have a slight lead in this area over former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Both Democratic candidates, however, have raised more money than their Republican counterparts."
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Sonja Thompson has worked for TechRepublic since October of 1999. She is currently a Senior Editor and the host of the several blogs.