McMahon Says She Wouldn't Rule Out Lowering Minimimum Wage
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s Republican U.S. Senate candidate isn’t ruling out cutting the minimum wage to help struggling businesses, and she says future increases to both the state and federal rates should be evaluated.
Former professional wrestling executive Linda McMahon made the remarks Thursday in East Hartford after receiving an endorsement from the National Federation of Independent Business, which opposes any increases to the federal minimum wage. When asked if she knew the current rate, McMahon said she did not remember and would have to double-check.
Connecticut’s minimum wage is $8.25 an hour, while the federal wage is $7.25 an hour.
The former CEO of Stamford-based World Wrestling Entertainment is in a competitive race with Democratic Attorney General Richard Blumenthal for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Chris Dodd.
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