Mark Zuckerberg To Host Fundraiser For Chris Christie
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is seeking a second term, and can officially count on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s vote. Word is, Zuckerberg is going to host a fundraiser for the popular-yet-acerbic Governor next month.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Zuckerberg’s fundraiser for Christie will be “part of Christie’s first out-of-state campaign trip.” The young Facebook mogul first met Christie in 2010 after making a $100 million donation to Newark’s public schools. The two have reportedly maintained regular contact ever since.
The 28-year-old social media entrepreneur and billionaire recently expressed interest in helping Christie in his re-election bid, with both camps settling on the February event, reports Mediaite.
“Mark and (his wife) Priscilla have worked closely with Governor Christie on education reform in the Newark school system,” said Facebook spokeswoman Sarah Feinberg. “They admire his leadership on education reform and other issues and look forward to continuing their important work together on behalf of Newark’s school children.”
The event will take place on February 13 at Zuckerberg’s home in Palo Alto, California. It is believed to be the first time the Facebook boss has hosted a campaign event in his own home, and the guests will be among his circle of friends and colleagues. Donations will be set for a maximum of $3,800, which is New Jersey’s legal limit per election.
Facebook has slowly become more political in recent years, but Zuckerberg’s registration, according to Santa Clara County’s registrar of voters, indicates no party preference.
What do you think of Mark Zuckerberg’s support for Chris Christie? Are you a fan of the New Jersey governor?