Politician goes on technological fundraising trip
June 03, 2013
When politicians decide to raise funds for their campaigns, many attend small town hall meetings, get involved with local charities and meet with their constituents. However, it seems that Rand Paul, a current U.S. Senator from Kentucky, recently decided to embark on a fundraising campaign, but is taking an alternative route.
According to The Hill, Paul decided to raise money at various businesses in the California region known as Silicon Valley. The trip is allegedly to enable his Senate reelection, though many believe he will be making a play at the presidency in 2016.
The news source suggested Paul went to the area to meet with innovative leaders because employees at companies like Google, IBM and Microsoft were some of President Barack Obama's largest supporters in 2012.
The Mashable detailed that Paul made stops at Facebook, Google and eBay, and he may find supporters, as he's been outspoken about the positive role of technology in the nation recently. Paul's Senior Strategist Doug Stafford told the news provider that the senator thinks sector innovations will also drive economic progress, so it makes sense that Paul would head there to raise funds.
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