RNC sides with Uber as part of fundraising effort

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The Republican National Committee is lending its support to Uber, with the hope that some cash starts flowing its way.

On Wednesday, the RNC distributed a fundraising pitch to supporters, saying “our cities need Uber.” The tech startup, which allows people to order a private car, taxi or rideshare from their phones, has faced an uphill battle against regulators.

“Government officials are trying to block Uber from providing services simply because it’s cutting into the taxi unions’ profits,” RNC Finance Director Katie Walsh wrote. “Enough is enough. We don’t need the intrusive government implementing any more strangling regulations, limiting consumer choices or interfering in the free market.”

Here’s the full email:


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A link in the email pushes people to a fundraising page, asking to “stop liberal bureaucrats from putting up roadblocks to innovation and free enterprise.”

According to The Hill, Uber was not consulted ahead of time, but a RNC spokeswoman said the campaign was created to support “free market, pro-growth principles that Uber is employing.”

The RNC is in Chicago this week for its summer meeting.

Uber has faced off with legislators who have tried to regulate its operation.

Via The Hill

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