Google Goes to Washington, Forms Google PAC

By Steve Bryant  |  Posted 2006-09-18 Print this article Print

Another Google pack, but this one involves fewer downloads than suit coats. Apparently they don't trust Sergey in D.C.anymore.

Google has formed a political action committee, Google NetPAC, to support candidates who promote an open and free Internet. Google also hired former Republican senator Dan Coats of Indiana and Connie Mack of Florida (voting record) as outside lobbyists. The move comes after a year of political wrangling over net neutrality bills and Google's involvement in China.

But Google's interest in the GOP doesn't extend to social policy, it seems. Google's for-profit philanthropic arm,, is planning to develop an ultra-fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid car engine that runs on ethanol, electricity and gasoline. |

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