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Trump-vs.-Clinton Race Scrambles Silicon Valley Vote

The candidates court tech heavyweights, and their social networks, too.

What Silicon Valley Thinks About the Presidential Race

In 2012 venture capitalist Marc Andreessen publicly abandoned the Democratic Party, announcing that he’d back Republican Mitt Romney. “I turned 40 last year, and so I figured it was time to make the switch,” he said in an interview with CNBC. He gave $100,000 to a super-PAC supporting Romney. But on May 3, after Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee, Andreessen sent a brief tweet indicating that this year he plans to throw his support behind Democrat Hillary Clinton: “#ImWithHer.”

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