Corey Booker Gets Support from Silicon Valley

Corey Booker may be New Jersey's newest senator, but he's still Silicon Valley's

Corey Booker just can't shake Silicon Valley -- and the tech world loves the New Jersey senator-elect right back.

Booker, a tech-savvy former startup founder, just hired a Facebook executive, former Obama administration staffer Louisa Terrell, as his senior staffer, the Silicon Valley Business Journal noted.

And that's after receiving heaps of campaign cash from the likes of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and others in the tech aristocracy towards his successful election bid, the newspaper noted.

In all, Booker claimed almost $1 million in contributions from California -- meaning the left coast took a strong interest in ensuring the Newark mayor was sent to Washington.

Giving the maximum to Booker is a who's who of Bay Area power players, including LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, Salesforce founder Marc Benioff, and venture capitalist Marc Andreesen of Andreessen Horowitz. All donated with their spouses towards the maximum contribution of $20,800, according to OpenSecrets.

Ron Conway donated another $5,000.

Some of his key campaign staffers are also California-based, which goes to show you that all politics are local -- but cash is readily accepted from everywhere.

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