Google CEO Eric Schmidt Backs Obama, Will Hit Campaign Trail

11/19/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Wall Street Journal

Google Inc. Chief Executive Eric Schmidt will hit the campaign trail this week on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, signaling Mr. Schmidt's push for a greater voice in politics while giving the Obama campaign a boost from a highly desirable constituency.
[Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt in Washington earlier this year. He plans to campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Although the Internet-search company has numerous issues pending on Capitol Hill, Mr. Schmidt said in an interview that "I'm doing this personally," adding that "Google is officially neutral" in the campaign.

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