Technology's moneyed executives from Northern California are sending their political contributions clear across the country — to Florida.
Determining why takes some guesswork. Candidates have been vague on their tax-related policies and, aside from ex-Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, none of them has any real track record in the tech sector or in California. Donald Trump has said he's mostly self-funding his campaign.
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But there's one issue of particular importance in tech that favor Rubio and Bush: immigration.
Rubio, whose parents are from Cuba, and Bush, whose wife is Mexican-American, have advocated for a path to legal residence for at least some undocumented immigrants, in contrast to the more aggressive anti-immigrant rhetoric from Trump.
The tech industry is teeming with foreign-born founders, executives and investors.
"Having access to an educated workforce now means bringing people in from other places, and tech companies are very sensitive to that," said Barbara O'Connor, director of the Institute for the Study of Politics and Media at California State University, Sacramento. "They all favor special guest worker programs."