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Susan Molinari, head of Google's DC office and of its Americas public policy unit, is stepping down.

Google says it's looking for a replacement for 60-year-old Molinari, the former Staten Island/Brooklyn Republican Congresswoman who joined Google seven years ago.

Prior to signing on at the search giant, Molinari headed Ketchum's Washington Group lobbying arm.

Google recruited Karan Bhatia, who was president of General Electric's government affairs and policy shop, this summer for the VP-global public policy & government relations post.