Rand Paul Set To Launch Silicon Valley Fundraising Tour At Facebook HQ

Facebook is becoming an important fundraising stop for politicians, with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a potential GOP presidential candidate in 2016, launching his tour through Silicon Valley with a scheduled stop at the social network’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Thursday.

Facebook is becoming an important fundraising stop for politicians, with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a potential GOP presidential candidate in 2016, launching his tour through Silicon Valley with a scheduled stop at the social network’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Thursday.

Mashable reported on Paul’s Silicon Valley fundraising tour, saying that he will also visit Google and eBay.

Paul’s senior strategist, Doug Stafford, told Mashable:

Sen. Paul believes that the tech sector will be a primary driver of U.S. economic growth and prosperity in the coming years, and that a healthy and vibrant tech sector is vital to U.S. competitiveness in the global economy.

He wanted to take this opportunity to visit with tech leaders and entrepreneurs, who he believes must be kept free from government regulation that threatens to stifle innovation, which will spur job creation, and which promises to improve the quality of life for hundreds of millions of Americans and billions more people around the globe.

Readers: Will more potential presidential candidates be sure to include Menlo Park in their agendas?