The Washington Post (8/5, Weisman) reports John Kerry "unveiled his own list of business backers yesterday, more than 200 names, from Internet pioneers Marc Andreessen and Jim Clark to more mainline executives like Charles K. Gifford, chairman of Bank of America Corp., and August A. Busch IV, president of Anheuser-Busch Cos., from entertainment magnates Barry Diller and Edgar Bronfman to retail innovator Jeff Brotman, who created Costco Wholesale Corp."
The Financial Times (8/5, Chaffin) reports the "roster of executive supporters included luminaries from the media and entertainment industries, Wall Street and Silicon Valley. They ranged from long-time Democrats to David Bonderman, head of Texas Pacific, a private equity group, and former supporter of Mr Bush." One "notable new name was Eric Schmidt, chief executive of Google, the internet search engine that is soon to go public."
Forty Executives Who Endorsed Kerry Listed On CNN Site Criticizing Outsourcing.
Fox News' Special Report (8/4, Cameron) reported, "For months on the trail, Kerry has criticized some U.S. business that, quote, outsource American jobs overseas for cheaper labor. He even called the Benedict Arnold companies during the primaries. But 40 of the 200 executives who endorsed Kerry today work for companies that are listed on a CNN web site criticizing the outsourcing of U.S. jobs."