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Meeting unions, Clinton offers support for $12 minimum wage

Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday offered some support for a proposal in the Senate that would raise the federal minimum wage to $12 an hour, hinting that the higher rate sought by labor unions doesn't have enough support. Congressional Democratic leaders have backed legislation sponsored by Washington Sen. Patty Murray that would increase the rate to $12 an hour by 2020, which is several dollars less than the $15 backed by labor and anti-poverty activists. "Whatever (Murray) advocates I pay a lot of attention to, because she knows how to get it through the Congress," Clinton said after meeting with labor leaders on Thursday. "Let's not just do it for the sake...

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