- The Washington Times - Friday, February 7, 2014

Sen. Mark Pryor, who faces a tough re-election fight this fall, opposes President Obama’s push for a minimum-wage hike.

“I know $10.10 still isn’t a whole lot of money, but I think it’s too much, too fast,” the Arkansas Democrat told Bloomberg. “I’m not supportive of that.”

Mr. Pryor faces GOP Rep. Tom Cotton in the November election and is thought to be one of the most vulnerable Democrats come Election Day.
A Rasmussen Reports poll released this week showed that Mr. Cotton is leading Mr. Pryor by a 45- to 40-percent margin.

Sen. Tom Harkin, Iowa Democrat, has introduced a bill that would raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour.

Mr. Obama called on Congress in his State of the Union Address to pass the bill.

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