By Mario Trujillo - 09/01/15 11:03 AM EDT
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak gave a bit of a boost to presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernie SandersJuan Williams: When WikiLeaks leaked my cell number Trump: Podesta a 'nasty guy' Sanders’ brother loses British parliamentary election MORE in a tweet early Tuesday morning.
Wozniak, who co-founded the tech giant with the late Steve Jobs, urged followers to support the Vermont senator's campaign, using “#FeelTheBern,” the signature hashtag of Sanders backers.
Sanders is an independent but caucuses with the Democrats in the Senate. He is also running for the Democratic nomination in 2016.
Clinton remains atop recent polls, but Sanders has gained ground since announcing his run.
Wozniak has donated to both sides in recent presidential elections but has leaned more toward Democrats. He donated a little more than $3,000 to president Obama’s first presidential campaign in 2008. He donated a few hundred dollars to Republican Ron Paul during the 2012 contest.
In 2004, he donated $2,000 each to the campaigns of John KerryJohn KerryWhat would a Hillary Clinton presidency look like? 5 reasons Trump's final debate performance sealed his 2016 coffin US pledges to do all it can to fight 'grave threat' of nuclear North Korea MORE, the eventual Democratic nominee, and Howard Dean, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.