Google's 2012 PAC spending nears half a million

Other tech company PACs have also been active in 2012.

Microsoft’s PAC doled out $24,000 in July, bringing its total campaign contributions for the year to $565,500. The Redmond, Wash.-based company contributed $19,500 to Democrats including Sen. Mark BegichMark BegichPerez creates advisory team for DNC transition The future of the Arctic 2016’s battle for the Senate: A shifting map MORE (D-Alaska) and House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and John BarrowJohn BarrowOur democracy can’t afford to cut legal aid services from the budget Dem files Ethics complaint on Benghazi panel Barrow thanks staff in farewell speech MORE (D-Ga.).

Microsoft’s PAC contributed $5,000 to Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulJohnson becomes fourth GOP senator unwilling to proceed on healthcare bill Five takeaways from the CBO score on Senate ObamaCare bill Overnight Healthcare: CBO score imperils ObamaCare repeal | Breaking down the numbers | WH hits back over score | Trump phones holdouts | Dems plan floor protest MORE's (R-Ky.) Reinventing A New Direction (RAND) PAC, and $2,000 to former Republican congressman Matt SalmonMatt SalmonComey fallout weighs on the GOP Conservative activists want action from Trump Senators fear fallout of nuclear option MORE's bid for a seat in Arizona's 5th district.

Yahoo’s campaign committee spent $8,500 in July, raising its total contributions for the year to $36,500. Silicon Valley neighbor Oracle contributed $5,500 last month to candidates and has given $174,250 this year.

Telecom giants were also big spenders on campaigns last month. AT&T's PAC spent $100,850 in July, bringing its total campaign contributions to nearly $1,175,000 so far in 2012. Comcast's PAC spent $53,500 on campaign contributions in July and has given just under $1 million to campaigns so far this year, $934,000 in total.