FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is again pushing the idea of raising the minimum wage in order to grow the middle class.
Grimes, a candidate for U.S. Senate in Kentucky, distributed a news release on Tuesday touting what she believes would be the positive effects of increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.
Citing a Kentucky Center for Economic Policy report, Grimes said raising the minimum wage would affect nearly 30 percent of working Kentuckians.
The Democratic front-runner, Grimes wants to replace Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell after next year's election. McConnell also faces a GOP challenger in the May primary.