Updated: Carbonite Head David Friend A MoveOn Supporter?
Update – additionally, the same individual, David Friend, appears to have donated a total of $4,000 to Barack Obama, $2,000 through the Obama Victory Fund on 7/1/2008. See FEC document here. Also, this entry returns "document not available," for whatever reason, which would constitute another $2,000 donation to Obama. Results via FEC search.
OBAMA, BARACK VIA OBAMA FOR AMERICA 07/31/2008 2000.00 28932638677
In the midst of the Limbaugh Fluke fiasco, Carbonite CEO David Friend dropped his company's advertising from Limbaugh's show and blasted the talker on Facebook.
No one with daughters the age of Sandra Fluke, and I have two, could possibly abide the insult and abuse heaped upon this courageous and well-intentioned young lady. Mr. Limbaugh, with his highly personal attacks on Miss Fluke, overstepped any reasonable bounds of decency. Even though Mr. Limbaugh has now issued an apology, we have nonetheless decided to withdraw our advertising from his show. We hope that our action, along with the other advertisers who have already withdrawn their ads, will ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse.
A public profile of David Friend indicates he also serves on the board of Sixenos, Inc. Emphasis mine.
Mr. David Friend is Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Carbonite, Inc., a Trustee-Emeritus at New England Conservatory of Music, a Trustee-Emeritus at Berklee College of Music, and a Trustee-Emeritus at The Brookings Institution. He is on the Board of Directors at Sixenos, Inc., HealthGate Data Corp., CyraCom International, Inc., Marketplace Technologies, Inc., and DealDash Oy.
At this link is a list of the board of Sixenos, which includes a specfic address, presumed to be a home address.
(redacted) MA 02116
An FEC search reveals several political donations from a David Friend at the same specific street address. This page lists two donations totalling $300 for that individual to MoveOn.org. The broader record for the same individual, (use search here) David Friend, at that address includes donations to the campaigns of Howard Dean, Democracy for America, Texans for Truth, Tony Knowles, John Kerry, Matthew Flynn and America Coming Together, as well as Gore/Lieberman. Here is one example, all data public and available via search, or links.
BOSTON, MA 02116NOT EMPLOYED/RETIRED
DEAN, HOWARD VIA DEAN FOR AMERICA
02/26/2003 250.00 23990741540
03/25/2003 250.00 23990741540
01/12/2004 250.00 24990597172