Seeking Geeks Bearing Gifts, The Gop Courts Silicon Valley

It's the new Republican Mecca. Barely a week goes by without top Capitol Hill Republicans making the pilgrimage to Silicon Valley. On June 30, House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) met a group of CEOs at 3COM Corp.'s Santa Clara (Calif.) headquarters, pledging his support for raising visa allotments for foreign high-tech workers. And GOP pols are tripping over each other to hold fund-raisers in Geeksville.

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