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Google backs out of hosting progressive political fundraiser

Google DC says it won't host political fundraisers. Photo: Jeffrey Greenberg/UIG via Getty Images

Google is no longer allowing Run For Something — a group that recruits and trains progressive candidates for office — to hold a political fundraiser at its D.C. campus on June 6. Google did not respond to requests for comment about why it changed its mind.

The big picture: It's not unusual for companies to allow outside groups to use their office space for events, and Google hosts more than 400 politically affiliated events each year, per a person familiar, including an event with the conservative website Newsmax and Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross last October.