Uber's Political Presence Has Grown Along With Its Service

May 10, 2015

Uber's homepage in New Hampshire. There have been very different reactions to the ride booking service in different parts of the state.

Last week the Manchester Mayor of Board and Aldermen voted to require that drivers for the ride-booking service Uber comply with the city’s taxi ordinances or stop operating.

Uber has run into opposition in a number of cities and states – it recently announced it would stop operating in Kansas, for example – but in other places it’s found a great deal of support, including on Capitol Hill.

Dave Levinthal is a senior reporter with the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C., which recently analyzed campaign spending records related to Uber in a report called "Capitol Hill's Uber Caucus." He joined Weekend Edition to talk about the findings.