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Where Facebook insiders' political money goes

Facebook's top leaders are flexing their political muscle this cycle, contributing to their favorite party, or hoping to influence policy by giving to the company's political action committee.

Big Democrat

  • Name: Sheryl Sandberg
  • Office: Chief Operating Officer
  • Amount contributed: $74,300
  • To whom: Democrats, Obama and Facebook PAC

Facebook's highest-paid executive served as chief of staff to Larry Summers, Treasury Secretary during the Clinton administration. So, it's no surprise Sandberg is a huge supporter of Democrats.

So far in 2012, Sandberg has given $30,800 to the Democratic National Committee, $5,000 to President Obama, $10,000 to the Facebook PAC and dozens of smaller contributions to congressional Democrats. She gave to one Republican: $2,500 to Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine.

She has given to Democrats in past elections, strongly supporting Hillary Clinton's presidential bid in 2008.

Source: Getty
- Last updated October 19 2012 05:19 AM ET