Jim Geraghty is spot-on, “The Democrats act as if Silicon Valley money is their birthright.”
Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has gained an ally in the blue-leaning Silicon Valley in his bid for a second term: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
The California tech mogul—who has been measured in his public embrace of politicians as his company plays an emerging role in politics—will host a fundraiser next month as part of Christie’s first out-of-state campaign trip.
Zuckerberg first met Christie in 2010 after making a $100 million donation to Newark’s public schools, and the two have maintained regular contact since. As their friendship evolved, the 28-year-old billionaire expressed an interest in helping Christie as he embarked on a run for a second term, and both camps agreed on the February event.