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How billionaire Sean Parker is taking a deeper dive into politics

Sean Parker, co-founder of Napster Inc. and managing partner of the Founders Fund.
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Sean Parker, co-founder of Napster Inc. and managing partner of the Founders Fund.

Billionaire and former Facebook and Napster executive Sean Parker is looking to become more engaged in politics ahead of next fall's midterm elections, according to a piece Monday from Alexander Burns and Alex Byers at Politico.

It is not clear year yet what Parker's endgame might be, Burns and Byers write.

"If the exact direction of Parker's new push into politics is still taking shape, he is already working actively to build new and stronger political relationships," they write. "He has met privately in recent months with some starkly different politicians, huddling with both Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, the libertarian-leaning GOP presidential hopeful, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, the populist progressive Democrat. He is eyeing a range of 2014 elections to get involved in and has spoken with former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist about his party-switching comeback bid."

Indeed, Parker is not favoring one party over the other and one source tells Politico that he cares fundamentally about "making government work." Parker declined to comment for the article.

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