Google Inc. focused some of its political donations last month on Democratic and Republican groups that are plotting campaign strategy for the 2014 midterm elections.
Google, owner of the world’s biggest search engine, made donations between Feb. 25 and Feb. 28 through its political action committee to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and to their counterpart committees, the National Republican Congressional Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
Google’s PAC donated $92,000 to federal candidates and committees last month and $143,000 in the first two months of this year.
Google’s bipartisan giving extends to upper management.
Alan Eustace, a Google senior vice president, gave $32,400 each to the DCCC and the NRCC on Feb. 22, according to Federal Election Commission reports the two groups released yesterday. That’s the maximum amount an individual can give to a national party committee in a calendar year.
With a Republican-led House and the Democratic-controlled Senate each influencing the legislative agenda, many companies with business before Congress have donated to both parties — sometimes on the same day — to build and nurture bipartisan alliances.