Election 2012

Microsoft, Google Big Sources for Obama Contributions

Techies and academics favor the Dems, while financial types like the GOP


President Obama's campaign is getting financial help from people associated with two big tech firms: Microsoft and Google.

Following the University of California, those companies were listed as the second and third top contributors to his re-election campaign by OpenSecrets.org, followed by the lawfirm of DLA Piper and Harvard University.