Oracle CEO donated $250k to Sen. Graham’s campaign before TikTok deal

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Oracle CEO donated $250k to Lindsey Graham’s re-election campaign just hours before the company announced lucrative deal to become TikTok’s US tech provider – which the senator was ‘pivotal’ in brokeringOracle’s Larry Ellison made the $250k donation to the Security is Strength PAC, which is paying for ads supporting Graham in his reelection bid The donation, described as unusually large for Ellison, was made on September 14 – hours before Oracle announced its deal with TikTok to be its tech provider Oracle staved off competition from the likes of Microsoft and a number of other high-profile bidders in order to save the popular app Trump had previously pledged to ban it in the US over data-sharing concerns unless it was sold by its China-based parent company, Byte Dance Oracle’s deal with TikTok was struck alongside Walmart, with the two companies coming together to form TikTok Global, which will be headquartered in Texas By Luke Kenton For Dailymail.com Published: 16:33 EDT, 18 October 2020 | Updated: 16:51 EDT, 18 October 2020 A top executive at one of the nation’s leading tech companies donated $250,000 to a super Political Action Committee (PAC) supporting Senator Lindsey Graham’s re-election campaign, as his company closed in on a coveted deal to …

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