Uber Hires Former Obama Campaign Mastermind

(Undated) — David Plouffe is now working for Uber. The former campaign strategist who helped President Obama win the Democratic nomination for the presidency over Hillary Clinton and then claim victory in the 2008 general election has been hired to help Uber build its brand. Plouffe’s political clout and campaigning experience have been cited by Uber executives as strengths he brings to the job. Uber has expanded to 170 cities around the world, up from just 100 this spring.