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'Uber' model appeals to pols [Commentary]
'Uber' model appeals to pols [Commentary]

Uber has pulled off what few others can these days: The beloved car service has united politicians of all persuasions. Republicans, Democrats and Libertarians are all vying to outdo each other in portraying the popular ride-sharing company and its political struggles to avoid regulatory strangulation as a poignant validation of their individual world views. Uber last month hired David Plouffe, President Barack Obama's former campaign manager and White House advisor, to direct its "campaign" against "Big Taxi" and local transportation regulators across the country. At the same time, conservative Republicans like Sen. Marco Rubio and anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist...

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