Uber is quickly becoming its own political football in the race for president. Now Jeb Bush reportedly hopes to kick it straight through the uprights during his visit to the Bay Area.
Bush is visiting San Francisco on Thursday morning. Politico reports Bush will use the Uber app for transportation to an event in the city’s SoMa neighborhood.
Democrat Hillary Clinton this week accused so-called "sharing economy" companies, like Uber and Airbnb, of undermining middle-class wage growth.
Uber is distancing itself from rumors about a Bush campaign stunt. The Bush campaign is not commenting.
While in town, Bush will visit the 9th Street headquarters of Thumbtack, a company the Bush campaign describes as “an innovative consumer service company for finding and hiring local professionals online.”