Romney the New Darling of Silicon Valley?

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111018 romney microsoft ap 605 Romney the New Darling of Silicon Valley?Presidential candidate Barack Obama, his Blackberry always close at hand, was the darling of the technology world and it rewarded him with generous donations to his 2008 campaign.

Although he is still raising far more money there than current Republican rival Mitt Romney, Obama in 2012 is finding Silicon Valley to be tougher terrain.

He lags behind his 2008 campaign in donations from workers at Internet, computer and telecom equipment powerhouses such asGoogle[GOOG  564.37  watchlist up Romney the New Darling of Silicon Valley?  3.67  (+0.65%)   realtime icon Romney the New Darling of Silicon Valley?],IBM[IBM  192.89  watchlist up Romney the New Darling of Silicon Valley?  0.03  (+0.02%)   realtime icon Romney the New Darling of Silicon Valley?]Hewlett Packard, and Cisco[CSCO  16.83  watchlist down Romney the New Darling of Silicon Valley?  -0.105  (-0.62%)   realtime icon Romney the New Darling of Silicon Valley?], according to a Reuters analysis of federal disclosures from the Obama presidential campaign committee.

The Obama campaign has raised $1.44 million through May from employees of 15 top tech companies, as compared to $1.6 million donated by the same companies’ staff four years ago.

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