Seattle Times: Microsoft cash flows into campaign chests

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“Facing a hostile climate in some corners of the nation’s
capital, Microsoft cranked up its campaign contributions in the
three weeks leading up to the November elections, federal records

Microsoft gave $82,220 to candidates for the House and Senate

“Some of Microsoft’s biggest beneficiaries included members of
the Senate Judiciary Committee, which this year held two hearings
and issued a report critical of Microsoft’s business

“Absent from the list [of recipients] is Senate Judiciary
Chairman Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican and Microsoft critic.”

“Members of the House Judiciary Committee, which also oversees
antitrust issues, also were recipients”

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