Local congressional representative bought and paid for
For 2002, opensecrets says Rep. Smith's top contributor is Microsoft Corp. ( Note: this reflects that the most money came from MS' PAC, employees, owners and their immediate families. For example, PoliticalMoneyLine reports that David Bradlee, a Microsoft software developer, gave $1,200 to "ADAM SMITH FOR CONGRESS".)
Why is this important? Because, according to News.com's article, Rep. Smith "helped author a note last fall to 74 fellow Democrats assailing the Linux open-source operating system's GNU General Public License as a threat to America's 'innovation and security.'"
Maybe if you spent focused more on competing than locking out, Microsoft...