As Senate Democrats prepare to introduce legislation that would raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour over the next several years, vulnerable Republican incumbents like Kelly Ayotte will face serious problems defending their previous votes against a minimum wage increase.
“Kelly Ayotte has consistently voted against a minimum wage increase that would help working families make ends meet,” said Sadie Weiner, DSCC National Press Secretary. “Men and women who are willing to work hard for a living deserve a livable wage that doesn’t leave them and their families struggling, and Kelly Ayotte is going to have a hard time defending her callous votes against a minimum wage increase.”
AYOTTE OPPOSED A MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE THAT WOULD HAVE BENEFITED MORE THAN 100,000 NEW HAMPSHIRE WORKERS
2014: Ayotte Voted Against Bill To Increase The Federal Minimum Wage To $10.10. [Vote 117, 4/30/14]
- Increasing The Federal Minimum Wage To $10.10 Would Have Meant A Raise For More Than 100k Workers In New Hampshire. Increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 would mean a raise for 113,000 New Hampshire workers. [Economic Policy Institute, 12/19/13]
2015: Ayotte Voted Against An Increase In The Minimum Wage. [Vote 93, 3/26/15]