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O'Rourke: GOP Can Be Won Over On $15 Wage

O'Rourke: GOP Can Be Won Over On $15 Wage
Beto O'Rourke (Getty Images)

Saturday, 27 April 2019 03:38 PM

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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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...
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