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GOP nominee in Georgia’s 6th District special election says she doesn’t “support a livable wage”

  • Karen Handel, the Republican nominee in Georgia’s 6th District special election, said Tuesday she doesn’t “support a livable wage.”
  • The comment came in response to a question about raising the minimum wage during a debate with her Democratic rival, Jon Ossoff.
  • Ossoff said he supported a minimum wage increase, while Handel said she didn’t.
  • “I do not support a livable wage,” she said, painting her view as the “fundamental difference between a liberal and a conservative.”
  • “What I support is making sure we have an economy that is robust, with low taxes and less regulation so that those small businesses that would be dramatically hurt if you impose higher minimum wages on them are able to do what they do best: grow jobs and create good, paying jobs for the people of the 6th District,” Handel added. Read more (6/6/17)


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