Georgia GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler accepted thousands from Google donors despite saying she wouldn’t take Big Tech money.
Loeffler, the front-runner in Georgia’s U.S. Senate special election, received just under $10,000 from Google’s NetPAC and some of the tech giant’s current and former key federal lobbyists.
NetPAC, a federal political action committee founded in 2006 for Google staff to pool their personal resources for candidates and organizations that share the company’s “common values,” gave $5,000 to Loeffler last December.
Nick Pearson, Google’s senior manager of government affairs, donated $2,000 to Loeffler last winter. Lee Carosi Dunn also contributed $2,800 in March. Dunn was Google’s long-term head of outreach, but she gave to the senator when she was the company’s director of cloud policy.
Loeffler’s Google-linked donations are legal and a pittance compared to the monster $17.6 million she raised by June 30 for