Uber Technologies and Marco Rubio have/had a generic relationship

Notes Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) on Tuesday spoke out against regulations on the so-called "gig economy," frequently praising companies like Uber and Airbnb as revolutionary businesses that are needlessly hampered by the federal government. Rubio — who dedicated an entire chapter of his recent book to how to make the regulatory environment friendlier for Uber — also took a direct swipe at the New York City taxi industry. At one point, he apologized for continuing to bring up Uber throughout the speech, which dealt with the sharing economy in general.