Mo. Senate candidates can't name minimum wage

8 years 3 weeks 3 days ago Friday, March 16 2012 Mar 16, 2012 Friday, March 16, 2012 6:36:46 PM CDT March 16, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - None of Missouri's Republican candidates for U.S. Senate could identify the current federal minimum wage during a radio debate in St. Louis.

KMOX (http://cbsloc.al/FObMnr ) sponsored the debate Friday among Congressman Todd Akin, businessman John Brunner and former Missouri Treasurer Sarah Steelman. All three were asked to state the current federal minimum wage - which is $7.25.

Brunner said he did not know. Steelman said it was $7.50. Akin said he was guessing it was around $6 or $7 but that he did not know the exact figure.

The three Republicans are competing for the right to challenge Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in November.

 

 

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