Alaska Senate hopeful Miller opposes federal minimum wage, says it should be left to statesBy AP
Monday, October 4, 2010
Alaska Senate candidate opposes fed minimum wage
JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska Senate hopeful Joe Miller says there should be no federal minimum wage.
The tea party-supported Republican said in an interview with Politico and ABC News it’s an issue that should be left up to states, not the federal government.
A spokeswoman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee called Miller an extremist and the fourth national GOP candidate to either oppose a federal minimum wage or be open to lowering it.
Miller is a self-described constitutional conservative who favors limiting the powers of the federal government to those outlined in the Constitution. He believes greater control should rest with the states.
Miller upset U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the August primary. She is now running as a write-in candidate.
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