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Wed May 11, 2016, 08:26 PM

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4. He’s donated to mostly Democrats: Bezos has been described by friends as a libertarian, but he’s given donations to mostly Democrats and a few Republicans. That includes Democratic Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell of his home state of Washington, in addition to Democratic Sen. Pat Leahy of Vermont and Democratic Rep. John Conyers of Michigan. Republicans include former Sen. Edward Abraham of Michigan and former Sen. Slade Gorton of Washington. He’s also given regular donations to his Amazon corporate PAC, which donates to both parties.

5. He’s a big proponent of gay marriage: Last summer, Bezos and his wife pledged $2.5 million to defend Washington’s gay marriage law. It was seen as a counterpoint to fast food chain Chick-fil-A, whose president donated money to organizations that oppose same-sex marriage. According to the Seattle Times, Bezos’ contribution was one of the largest political contributions to the gay marriage campaign in the U.S.

http://www.msnbc.com/hardball/8-things-you-may-not-know-about-jeff-bezos

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