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The democratic presidential candidates spent hundreds of dollars for Uber and Lyft, as you supported the boycott of the ride-hailing services again in may.
Sen. Cory Booker, mayor Pete Buttigieg and Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro jumped all in support of the 8. May the protest against the two companies as part of efforts to improve drivers’ pay and job security.
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“I stand in solidarity with [Rideshare drivers United] and all those striking today across the country-for livable wages, more job security and regulated tariffs, the” Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind., wrote on Twitter.
“I say, support Uber and Lyft drivers in their strike today, as you, enough, to unfair wages and abuse, wrote the” Booker. “Let us all demand livable wages, better working conditions and job security for drivers and workers on the Land.”
“In solidarity with the thousands of Lyft and Uber drivers strike for better wages, benefits, and the right to organise, my campaign will not use your services today,” Castro said.
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But after the three Democratic 2020 hopefuls’ filings with the Federal Election Commission, which gave the first to the Washington Free Beacon, their campaign seemed to have reported their money for the services on the day of the boycott.
Records show Booker campaign spent $333.61 for ride-hailing services at 8. May. Employees took six rides on Uber worth more than $200, in addition to four rides on the Lyft in the amount of $130.40. The Castro campaign, meanwhile, spent $72 on a three-Lyft-rides.
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The filings also show that the Buttigieg campaign spent $269.34 of six Uber rides on the boycott day, although the campaign the Free Beacon said that the trips edited were taken on a different day – with the payment on the 8. May.
The ride-hailing services are popular among the Democratic presidential candidates, their helpers have to travel extensively in cities and towns across the country.
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Overall, the Booker campaign spent over $4,000, Buttigieg more than $ 9,000, and Castro has almost 3,000 dollars on such services, which, according to the FEC records.
But it is Sen. Kamala Harris, is the leader when it comes to spending on Uber and Lyft – racking up almost $ 15,000 over the course of their campaign-although the Team allegedly took no journey on the boycott day.