President Joe Biden breezed into Seattle on Thursday, and continues his keep this morning with plans for Earth Day remarks at Seward Park (see tweet at backside). He additionally plans to signal an govt order to fight wildfires and deforestation.
However Biden isn’t simply speaking in regards to the impression of local weather change. He’s additionally tapping into considered one of Seattle’s huge sources: money.
Biden attended a non-public fundraiser Thursday within the Madison Park neighborhood of Seattle, a tony Seattle enclave on the shores of Lake Washington and in addition house to loads of tech millionaires.
So, the place did the president go?
Based on The Every day Mail, the personal fundraiser was held on the waterfront house of Mary Snapp and Spencer Frazer, and was hosted by Microsoft President Brad Smith and his spouse Kathy Surace-Smith, an govt at Seattle biotechnology firm NanoString Applied sciences.
Snapp is an legal professional who has spent greater than twenty years at Microsoft, and now serves because the vice chairman of strategic initiatives on the tech large.
Seattle’s KIRO 7 reported that Smith made introductory remarks on the fundraiser, noting that Biden’s accomplishments within the first 15 months have been “outstanding” and that “no president has ever moved so quick and up to now to scale back unemployment in our nation.”
Biden reportedly mentioned the financial impacts of the battle in Ukraine, rebuilding the center class, and the continued tensions between Disney and the Republican occasion in Florida over the so-called “Don’t Say Homosexual” invoice.
It’s no shock that the Microsoft president was concerned within the fundraiser. Biden launched an inventory of 820 of his high fundraisers in November 2020, and Smith was on the listing. Smith has taken an energetic position in Microsoft’s political maneuverings and he was concerned in a assembly with Biden and different executives final fall associated to necessary vaccine mandates at firms.
Microsoft declined to remark, and referred inquiries to the Democratic Nationwide Committee.