As Google dives head first into the world of K-Street lobbying, political giving and greasing the wheels of the Beltway favor factory, disclosure report obtained by Big Government show that the company has not strayed from its liberal core despite efforts to influence Republican policy makers.
Recent FEC reports filed by the company show a huge liberal slant in political giving to 527 organizations including the Democratic Governors Association, the Democratic Attorneys General Association, and the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee. These reports build on a long history of support for President Obama.
According to disclosures, this year Google contributed the following amounts to Democrat Party political organizations:
Democratic Governors Association – $25,000
Democratic Attorneys General Association – $25,000
Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee – $10,000
Most corporations that seek favors look to both sides of the political aisle. But Google did not contribute to the counterparts of these organizations. In 2011, Google did not give to the Republican Governor’s Association or the Republican State Leadership Committee (Parent to the Republican Attorneys General Association).
As Google is the subject to increasing scrutiny of their business practices and for violations of user privacy, it seems increasingly clear that Google is seeking favors on the Democratic side of the aisle to limit these potentially damaging probes. Either that or Google is so liberal, they just can’t help themselves.