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Some 2020 Dems’ campaigns spent big on Uber, Lyft — even on day of boycott they backed

Democratic presidential candidates spent tons of of {dollars} on Uber and Lyft at the same time as they supported a boycott of the ride-hailing providers again in Might.

Sen. Cory Booker, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro all jumped to assist the Might Eight protest in opposition to the 2 firms as a part of an effort to enhance the drivers’ pay and job safety.

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“I am standing in solidarity with [Rideshare Drivers United] and all these hanging throughout the nation in the present day for livable wages, extra job safety, and controlled fares,” Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., wrote on Twitter.

“I assist Uber and Lyft drivers of their strike in the present day as they are saying sufficient to unfair wages and mistreatment,” Booker wrote. “Let’s all demand livable wages, higher working situations, and job safety for drivers and employees throughout the nation.”

“In solidarity with the 1000’s of Lyft and Uber drivers hanging for higher wages, advantages, and the precise to unionize, my marketing campaign is not going to be utilizing their providers in the present day,” Castro pledged.

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However based on the three Democratic 2020 hopefuls’ filings with the Federal Election Fee, as first reported by the Washington Free Beacon, their campaigns appeared to have spent cash on the providers on the day of the boycott.

Data present Booker’s marketing campaign spent $333.61 on ride-hailing providers on Might 8. Staffers took six rides on Uber value greater than $200, along with 4 rides on Lyft totaling $130.40. The Castro marketing campaign, in the meantime, spent $72 on three Lyft rides.

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The filings additionally present that Buttigieg’s marketing campaign spent $269.34 on six Uber rides on the boycott day, although the marketing campaign advised the Free Beacon that the rides had been taken on one other day – with cost processed on Might 8.

The ride-hailing providers have been standard among the many Democratic presidential hopefuls, whose aides must journey extensively in cities and cities throughout the nation.

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In complete, the Booker marketing campaign spent over $4,000, Buttigieg over $9,000 and Castro practically $3,000 on such providers, based on the FEC information.

But it surely’s Sen. Kamala Harris who has been main the best way on the subject of spending on Uber and Lyft – racking up practically $15,000 over the course of her marketing campaign — although her employees reportedly took no rides on the boycott day.

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Barry Allen is a Politics expert and a social worker, And has been working in the politics world. He currently contributes for Trevino by covering all the politics event around the US.

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