Google is reportedly investing more time and money into influencing republican law makers. The Wall Street Journal has the following to say
Google has hired a string of Republican operatives as part of an effort to build relationships with GOP lawmakers and has evened out the campaign donations from its political-action committee, which had skewed in favor of Democratic candidates.
Many don't know that I actually have a degree in political science, and from my perspective it looks like Google is starting to finally act like all of their corporate buddies. The biggest misconception in corporate lobbying is that a company is either liberal or conservative. The truth is that most companies spread their influence accross all political factions to maximize return no matter whos in office. Typically the only time a corporation will "tip the scales in funding" is right up the last few days of an election when it looks like the projected winner has already been choosen. This is because the only thing most corporations care about is influencing those that have won.