The newly released campaign financial records show that employees of large technology companies are the main source of donations for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, surpassing donations from employees of traditional democratic fundraising sources such as banks and law firms.
Employees of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc. and Facebook Inc. are the five largest sources of funding for employers in the Biden campaign and the joint fundraising committee. “Wall Street Journal” analysis of campaign financial reports.
Records show that Biden’s presidential campaign received at least $15.1 million from employees of these five technology companies. Both companies declined to comment.
Previous Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama also received large donations from employees of technology companies, but the main source of their employees’ donations is not limited to the technology sector.
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