New Yahoo! CEO Mayer Favors Obama and Democrats
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Marissa Mayer, Yahoo's(YHOO) new chief executive, has shown great favor to President Barack Obama and Democrats in recent years.
According to Federal Election Commission filings, Mayer has given $222,100 since 2007 to support Democrats, $7,300 of which has gone directly to Obama's 2008 and 2012 campaigns.
Mayer also gave $16,000 to Google political action committee, Google Inc. NetPAC, from 2008 through 2011.
Mayer hosted Obama in October 2010 for a $30,000-a-plate Silicon Valley fundraiser. Mayer's support of Obama and Democrats may not be a surprise as Microsoft(MSFT) , Google(GOOG) and IBM(IBM) were among his biggest company donors in the 2008 election cycle.
Microsoft and Google are again top contributors to Obama's 2012 run, as they have donated $387,395 and $271,300, respectively.
Mayer also donated $2,500 in January to Republican Senator Olympia Snowe, who has since decided to retire from her post.
-- Written by Joe Deaux in New York.
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