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Grimes pushes higher minimum wage

Grimes pushes higher minimum wage

by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 2:21 PM

   FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes says increasing the federal minimum wage would be at the top of her agenda if she's elected to the U.S. Senate.
 
   Grimes said in a release that a higher minimum wage would raise the income and spending power for tens of thousands of Kentucky families.
 
   The issue presents a stark contrast between Grimes and Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, who is seeking a sixth term this year.
 
   McConnell says a higher minimum wage would force businesses to reduce jobs.
 
   A Democratic push to boost the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour is seen as a long shot in Congress this year. President Barack Obama made a push for the increase in his State of the Union speech.
 
   Grimes is the Democratic front-runner for the seat held by McConnell.
 

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