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A list of some of the campaigns and causes Hoffman is backing in 2016.

Former LinkedIn CEO Reid Hoffman Drew Angerer / Getty

Here’s a rundown of some of the candidates, companies and causes the LinkedIn co-founder is backing in 2017


  • Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, Sen. Claire McCaskill and six fellow national Democrats, who have received the maximum federal donation of $5,400.
  • Mike Johnston: The former state Democratic legislator is seeking the governor’s mansion in Colorado. He and Hoffman know each other from previous work on education issues.
  • Charlie Baker: Sitting governor of Massachusetts, Baker is one of a few Republicans Hoffman has backed in 2017.
  • Alec Ross: Ross advised Clinton before and during her 2016 run, and now Ross seeks the governorship of Maryland. Hoffman publicly endorsed him this year.


  • AAPI Victory Fund: It took home a $20,000 check from Hoffman in May to encourage Asian American and Pacific Islander voter turnout.
  • Win Virginia: Hoffman sent $50,000 to this group, focused on the VA legislature.
  • Higher Ground Labs: This group of Obama alumni, which aims to upgrade Democrats’ campaign tech, took home support from Reid in recent months.


  • Hoffman led a $30 million investment round in the petition site.
  • PopVox: The federal and state policy tracker received $100,000 in new aid from Hoffman this year, a source said.
  • Cortico: Hoffman has offered his help to the fake-news-focused startup through MIT.
  • and Democracy Works are two organizations Hoffman has tried to help in Virginia, hoping they can devise new, creative ways to get voters to the polls.


  • The Dream Corps: Hoffman is providing an undisclosed amount to the Van Jones group, which focuses on criminal justice reform and related issues.
  • Center on Rural Innovation: The Vermont-based organization focuses on boosting jobs and other opportunities in rural areas, and Hoffman is backing it. Previously, Hoffman has supported similar work at Opportunity@Work, an organization that grew out of former President Barack Obama’s TechHire program.
  • Union of Concerned Scientists: The group works to defend climate science and federal research spending.
  • and Code for America are two of Hoffman’s earlier commitments, as he hoped to support immigration reform and government modernization, respectively.

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