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Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit April 17, 2015 in Nashua, New Hampshire. He was one of the Republican hopefuls in the state this weekend. (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)closemore
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit April 17, 2015 in Nashua, New Hampshire. He was one of the Republican hopefuls in the state this weekend. (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

The technology sector was once considered just a small player when it came to donations for political races, but that's changing. In the 2012 presidential and congressional elections, donations from technology elites came in second only to oil and gas.

Now, more than a year away from elections, Silicon Valley is already getting behind the candidates - some more than others. Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Arik Hesseldahl of Re/code to find out who's leading and with who's money.

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This segment aired on September 1, 2015.

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