09/18/2014 12:06 pm ET Updated Sep 18, 2014

Even In Palin Country, Raising The Minimum Wage Is Wildly Popular

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For Democrats, 2014 was supposed to be the year of the minimum wage. President Obama used his State of the Union speech earlier this year to urge Congress to bump the federal rate up to $10.10 an hour. "Congress needs to get on board," he said. "Today, the federal minimum wage is worth about 20 percent less than it was when Ronald Reagan first stood here."

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