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As Democrats fret over ‘sharing economy,’ GOP moves in

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The debate over ride-hailing firm Uber is laying bare divides in the Democratic Party and on the left about how to handle the new “sharing” economy. Republicans are hungry to exploit that ambivalence and make inroads into a wealthy sector of the tech industry. In New York City this past week, liberal Mayor Bill de Blasio tried to limit the number of Uber drivers on the streets, only to be rebuked by the state’s more centrist governor, Andrew Cuomo. The…

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Andrea Saul, former spox for Charlie Crist, Mitt Romney, moves to Silcone Valley startup Instacart

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Andrea Saul, communications director for Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s non-profit Lean In, is taking her talents to Instacart, the startup on-demand grocery delivery service. As VP of communications, Saul brings a wealth of political expertise; she served as communications director for former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist as well as press secretary to presidential candidate Mitt Romney and for Carly Fiorina in her Senate bid. She also was communications aide for U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch and director of Media Affairs in John…

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