As the November #midterm
elections approach, where is the money coming from? We created a cheat sheet to the gusher of Silicon Valley cash flooding the system in advance of Election Day:
Mike and Jackie Bezos, parents of Jeff Bezos, are worth as much as $30 billion, thanks to a $245k check they put into their son’s company in 1995. The couple has given $2 million to a super PAC that recruits candidates of either party who have served in the Armed Forces.
Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, is — on paper — Silicon Valley’s most prominent donor. When much of the SV donor universe seems uncomfortable with the Democratic establishment, Hoffman is willing to back it in a very traditional way: With millions of dollars.
Dustin Moskovitz, a Facebook co-founder, entered the national political conversation out of nowhere in 2016. Overnight, he became the biggest donor on the left side of Sheldon Adelson with at least $35 million in spending on Democratic candidates.
Sam Altman, head of Y Combinator, is not an A-list money player, but he helped place staff at the Senate Majority PAC (the PAC that Reid Hoffman also backs), giving him a direct line of communication to Senate leadership.
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