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Gore, Bush campaigns announce 440 IT groupies – each

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US vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman yesterday announced "more than 440 technology and business" community endorsers for the Gore-Lieberman campaign. By a bizarre coincidence, the rival Bush-Cheney campaign also yesterday announced that "the number of high technology leaders now endorsing Governor Bush... is now up to 440."

Now, children... There is absolutely no way The Register is going to count the Gore list to see if it really comes to 441, but credit where credit's due, the Gore list is readily available, while we don't seem to be able to readily lay hands on the full membership of Dubya's now bloated Information Technology Advisory Council. But we hope to find it soon, because the Gore roster is entertaining stuff.

At the head of Bush's IT backers we have a fairly predictable list of running-dogs. Mchael Dell, John Chambers (Cisco), Gordon Moore and Craig Barrett (Intel), Ray Lane (ex-Oracle) and Scott McNealy of Sun. If this were a Microsoft election you might wonder about the latter two, but it's not, so you don't.

Still, given that the 'save our Microsofties from Big Government' noises have been coming out of the Republican rather than the Democrat camp, the full Gore list is worth scrutiny. You can get the preferred big names elsewhere, so we won't trouble you with them here.

But it includes around half a dozen (we're still not counting) Microsoft employees, the president of Teledesic, and the chairman of Qualcomm. Highest profile of the Gore-supporting Microsoft contingent is senior VP Jeff Raikes, with company wireless head honcho Ben Waldman the number two. Nostalgia fans will welcome John Roos of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati, which you may recall as the law firm shouting monopoly way, way back. But it's still not a Microsoft election.

It's arguably an Internet one though, and it seems to be getting dirty. At time of writing www.echampions.com - the Republican National Committee site with the unfortunate spam connections - seems to be seriously dead, and may well have been so since at least last night Pacific time. ®

See also:
Complete Gore IT chum list

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