Romney Backs Minimum-Wage Hike: GOP ‘Is All About More Jobs and Better Pay’

by Andrew Johnson

Mitt Romney is the latest, and perhaps most prominent, Republican to back efforts to increase the minimum wage. “I part company with many of the conservatives in my party on the issue of the minimum wage — I think we ought to raise it,” the 2012 presidential candidate said on Morning Joe on Friday.

“Our party is all about more jobs and better pay,” Romney said. “I think communicating that is important to us.”

Romney said doing so would emphasize, particularly within minority communities, that Republicans care about higher wages.

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