2014-03-02T224143Z_1_CBREA211R1U00_RTROPTP_2_OBAMA

Obama to campaign for minimum wage hike despite opposition

Obama addresses the winter meeting of the Democratic National Committee in WashingtonPresident Barack Obama will take his campaign to increase the minimum wage on the road in the coming week in an effort to build pressure on Republicans who oppose the raise. Obama will appear on Wednesday in New Bristol, Connecticut alongside four New England governors to make the case, the White House said. The president wants to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from $7.25, where it has been since 2009. The president will make the pitch a day after presenting his federal government budget proposal for fiscal year 2015.

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