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How much is the minimum wage? Don't ask the GOP Senate hopefuls in Missouri

None of the Republicans running for the U.S. Senate in Missouri knew the state’s minimum wage. At a radio debate Friday, each was asked the question, and while two of the candidates said they opposed raising it, no one could...
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Abandoning the minimum wage, too

US Politics / Liberal : The Maddow Blog (2 years ago)

We got a good laugh the other day when the three Republican U.S. Senate candidates in Missouri got together for a debate, and none of the three knew what the federal minimum wage is. But there's another angle to this clip that's wor... Read Post

Making The Minimum

US Politics / Liberal : Talking Points Memo Editor's Blog (yesterday)

Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst thinks the minimum wage ($7.25 an hour) is a "great starter wage for many high school students." The problem is that most of the people making minimum wage are not high school students. Read Post

VIDEO: All 3 Missouri GOP Senate Candidates Stumped When Asked To Identify The Minimum Wage

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (2 years ago)

Three Missouri Republicans running to take on Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) in November were asked during a radio debate on KMOX what the federal minimum wage is and whether they would vote to increase it. None of the three knew what... Read Post

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