Democratic presidential contender Beto O'Rourke is betting that he can sell Republicans on the virtues of a $15 minimum wage.
That could be a tough sell: It would mean more than doubling the current federal minimum, $7.25 an hour.
The former Texas congressman says he'd tell conservative business leaders that a higher floor for wages enables workers to avoid taking multiple jobs and makes them loyal employees.
He says: "When everyone can just work that one job, they're going to be better at it."
O'Rourke is among a half dozen Democratic presidential hopefuls addressing a Las Vegas forum organized by the liberal Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Service Employees International Union.
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