4th March 19:18
No Surprise -- Google is Cash Cow for Democrats
Search engine is cash engine for Democrats
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Employees of U.S.-based search engine
Google gave $207,650 to federal candidates for the 2004 elections --
virtually all of it to Democrats.
A USA Today ****ysis published Monday indicated 98 percent of the money
went to Democrats, the most-lopsided giving of any of the top tech
Microsoft was the biggest tech donor, with its political action
committee contributing $3.1 million last year, 60 percent to Democrats.
Overall, 53 percent of high-tech industry contributions went to
Democrats, said the liberal Center for Responsive Politics, a group
that tracks campaign spending and contributions.
Republicans must work hard to win support from a company whose
employees seem philosophically wed to Democrats, CRP's Larry Noble
Google declined to discuss employee campaign contributions but the
among the company's top 2004 givers was Chief Executive Officer Eric
Schmidt, whose biggest single donation was $25,000 to the Democratic
Congressional Campaign Committee.