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Quinn Stumps For Minimum Wage Hike

Mon, 05 May 2014 13:51:23 CDT
By: AP

Gov. Pat Quinn has made his pitch to raise the Illinois minimum wage at a women's luncheon attended by many top Democrats and candidates. Quinn is seeking re-election and tells attendees he favors fair pay. The annual Ultimate Women's Power Lunch is hosted by U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, who calls Quinn one of the ``most honest'' people she knows. Quinn's reputation is under scrutiny as his administration faces a federal inquiry for a 2010 anti-violence program and his Department of Transportation is accused of improper hiring. Republican challenger Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) has seized both issues in attempts to paint Quinn as corrupt and dishonest. Quinn didn't mention the issues during his speech.


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