Uber, the app-based click-for-a-car service, rolls into GOP convention

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Delegates aren’t the only ones descending on Tampa for the RNC next week – there’s also Uber. The app-based click-for-a-car service will be there with a ready fleet of slick sedans. Rachel Holt, the general manager of Uber’s branch in the nation’s capital, said the company has already begun partnering with limousine companies in Tampa and Charlotte to offer service at both conventions. And the reason is simple. “Actually, some folks who work at the conventions reached out to us originally,” Holt said. “They were folks who had used and experienced our services in D.C. and in other cities.” But in D.C. and those other cities, the service has faced obstacles.

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