Tech titan Paul Allen gives $100,000 to GOP causes

Paul Allen
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is known for his philanthropic contributions to causes such as the University of Washington – and now he’s in the spotlight for political contributions as well. (GeekWire Photo)

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has made his largest-ever contribution to congressional candidates in the form of a $100,000 donation to the Republicans’ “Protect the House” political action committee.

Allen’s contribution, which was made in June and came to light today in a Seattle Times report, could bring further attention to the role of tech leaders in the crucial midterm congressional campaign.

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By Alan Boyle

Mastermind of Cosmic Log, contributor to GeekWire and Universe Today, author of "The Case for Pluto: How a Little Planet Made a Big Difference," past president of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing.

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