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Clinton courts Silicon Valley donors

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>> Hillary Clinton is hitting up the left coast to fill her coffers for the battle against Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump. After sweeping through Hollywood and a stint on Jimmy Kimmel, she's heading up to Silicon Valley including an evening reception co-hosted by Apple CEO Tim Cook, on Wednesday.
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Amanda Becker is with her on the fundraising trail.>> Hillary Clinton has raised more money from the tech industry than her opponent, Republican Donald Trump, but she's still behind where President Barrack Obama was at this time in the 2012 election and also in 2008 during his first campaign.
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One of the reasons is that Clinton is kind of a dependable, long time public servant, and perhaps that doesn't speak to kind of the upstart nature of the tech industry. She also has yet to kind of lay out where she stands on some privacy issues.>> That's an important issue for the industry.
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Trump called for a boycott of Apple after the company fought the FBI over unlocking an iPhone, and that's cost him some donors. But Clinton is making her pitch to big tech, her campaign releasing details Tuesday about how she plans to support US small businesses, including Silicon Valley start ups, by making it easier to obtain tax deductions without the hassles of the extra paper work.
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>> She chose to roll details of her small business plan while she was in California Part of that is geared towards the tech industry and entrepreneurs. She has said that she would give them away to delay making student loan payments after college if they were interested in starting a business, that sort of thing.
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And some of those proposals kind of would appeal to the people up here in Silicon Valley.>> And if none of that works, well some say there's always the fear of a Trump Presidency later in the year, that could make the tech industry loosen up their purse strings as well.