Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been excoriating big companies for years and is now making such criticism a centerpiece of her presidential campaign with a proposal to break up technology behemoths including Amazon, Google and Facebook. But she has taken at least $90,000 from employees of those three companies since launching her first bid to become a Massachusetts senator in 2011.
The total includes only donors who gave at least $200 to her Senate campaigns. Warren is channeling millions in leftover cash from those campaigns into her 2020 presidential war chest.
"Her reliance on the massive companies underscore tech's pervasiveness in politics and society at large, but also politicians' unwillingness to separate themselves from its legion of employees who give money," Politico wrote in describing Warren's reliance on the high tech firms' employee cash.