Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg will host a $3,800-a-seat campaign fundraiser for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at his Palo Alto home next month.
This is Zuckerberg's first foray into political fundraising and likely means the Facebook founder seeks more outside influence, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
It's also news because Christie is a Republican -- a far cry from Silicon Valley's usual liberal leanings. However, Christie has shown moderate colors recently after Hurricane Sandy when he defended the president's quick action to the natural disaster when critics suggested President Obama was slow to act. The fact that Christie had been a critic-turned-admirer of Obama raised partisan eyebrows.