Republicans and Democrats are fighting over who loves Uber more

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You may not recognize the name David Plouffe offhand, but as President Obama’s former campaign manager, he was instrumental in winning control of the White House twice in the 2008 and 2012 elections, respectively. As of last week, Plouffe, a longtime Democratic Party operative, aligned himself with a very different powerhouse: Uber, the disruptive transportation company that’s clashed with local governments and cab drivers over the past few years as its spread around the world and racked up a reported $17 billion valuation. Uber hired Plouffe as its senior vice president of policy and strategy, a clear sign the company is getting more serious about political battles in Washington and beyond.

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