Whalen Now Wants to Raise the Minimum Wage Too
From today's Des Moines Register:
Congressional candidate Mike Whalen insisted Wednesday that he would be an independent voice in a Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, but he conceded he would vote for a Republican-approved bill to raise the federal minimum wage even though "it is a compromise I wouldn't have crafted."
Whalen, who is running in Iowa's 1st Congressional District against trial lawyer Bruce Braley, a Waterloo Democrat, said his support for a minimum wage increase was based on the "reality that something is going to be approved" and not recent criticism from Braley and a national Democratic congressional campaign who accused the Bettendorf hotel and restaurant chain owner of being against raising the minimum wage for the first time in nine years."
Frankly, it is a done deal in the House, and that has to be acknowledged," Whalen said.