We reported last month that Apple CEO Tim Cook was to host a political fundraiser for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and the event took place last night. Apple’s environmental initiatives VP Lisa Jackson – a board member of the Clinton Foundation charity – was also in attendance.
Attendees had to hand over anything from $2,700 to $50,000 to attend the event, which took place at a private residence in Los Altos, and a couple of them shared some photos and a short video clip …
Apple doesn’t have its own Political Action Committee (PAC), so both Cook and Jackson attended as private citizens. Cook appears to be aiming to be bipartisan in his fundraising contributions, having previously hosted a fundraiser for Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan – a decision which attracted criticism from some quarters.
As we noted before, Apple’s interests align with both parties on different issues, siding with the Democrats on social matters and the Republicans on corporate tax reform.