EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSGrimes Repeats Call For Higher Minimum Wage
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Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Sep. 4, 2013 3:01 PM EDT
Frankfort, Franklin County , Kentucky
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.
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