Google Tops Among Ron Paul Donors
The Texas candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination has amassed plenty of donations for his campaign, with Google topping the list.
Though $22,250 may not sound like a lot of money, among Ron Paul donors it’s the top amount the candidate has received from one source.
However, Google’s place at the top of the OpenSecrets.org list of campaign donors requires a caveat, one that the site lists next to the table of donors:
The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organization’s PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals’ immediate families.
Another technology company rated in the top five of Paul donors. After the US Army and the US Navy, Microsoft contributions added up to $12,863. Networking company Cisco had $8,900 listed too.
Though the technology community, dominated by California’s Silicon Valley, resides in a hotbed of Democratic voters and supporters, Paul’s message has resonated with a few people. A site called the PaulCash Tracker shows his ongoing donations, excerpted from the official candidate site, totaling over $18 million since October 1st.