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Google Inc. NetPAC Has Record Giving Month

The political action committee of a major Internet services and products company has increased its political contributions to a new high.  

Google Inc. NetPAC reported today it had giving $174,500 to federal candidates and committees during February. Previously, their high month was September 2012, when the PAC gave $165,500 to federal candidates and committees.  

From January 2013 through the end of January 2014, the PAC gave out $642,500 to federal candidates and committees, with 51% going to Republicans. View 2013-2014 financial profile  profile. In the full 2011-2012 cycle, the PAC gave $1,031,000 to federal candidates and committees, with 51% going to Republicans.  

The PAC reported  receipts of $143,559 and disbursements of $174,500 during February, leaving $1,448,306 cash on hand at the end of the month. Google CEO Lawrence Page gave $5,000 to the PAC.  

During February 2014, the PAC gave $15,000 to the National Republican Congressional Committee, and $10,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The PAC gave $8,000 to the campaign committee of Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis.  

The PAC gave $5,000 each to the Computer and Communications Industry Assn. PAC; the Consumer Electronics Assn. PAC; the Interactive Advertising Bureau PAC; and TechNet Federal PAC.  

The PAC gave $5,000 each to numerous leadership PACs of Republican members of Congress including: Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.; Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.; Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich.; Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash.; Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.; Rep. Paul Ryan, R- Wis.; Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill.; Rep. Robert Goodlatte, R-Va.; and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah. The PAC also gave $5,000 to the campaign committee of Speaker Boehner.  

The PAC also gave $5,000 to Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., and Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo.  

The PAC contributed smaller amounts to 27 other members of Congress.

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