Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders barely use Uber. Hillary
has fleets of limos paid for by Goldman Sachs isn’t going to offend entrenched urban interests. Sanders walks (30 miles, backwards, in the snow).
Symbolism matters to insiders. Many years ago I learned that if I wanted Democratic legislators to turn up at an event in California, the event couldn’t be held at a non-union hotel. The members simply wouldn’t take the risk.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s campaign is among the least frequent users of Uber. That’s probably because they think Uber is so expensive: their average Uber trip cost $215.38. Someone on his campaign spend nearly $1500 on a single Uber trip on December 11.
Christie’s campaign could cut travel expenses by using Uber more. Chris Christie, meet UberX and UberPool.
Although in fairness I’d be willing to spend a lot to get out of Atlantic City (or Jersey City, for that matter).
Here are the Uber trips taken by the campaigns using the service most often:
I’m pretty sure campaigns that aren’t using Uber aren’t just using taxis instead.