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In populist appeal, Obama spotlights minimum wage

President Barack Obama greets owner Alice Bruno and her husband Rob Chiovoloni, far left, during his unannounced visit to Café Beauregard in New Britain, Conn., Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Also at the counter with Obama are Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, center, and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin. Obama traveled to Hartford, Conn., area to highlight the importance of raising the minimum wage and then will travel to Boston for a pair of Democratic fundraising. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Mounting a show of support from like-minded governors, President Barack Obama put a spotlight Wednesday on a minimum wage push that Democrats hope will appeal to economically squeezed voters in November’s midterm elections.

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