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Minimum Wage Raise: Blocked For Now, May Live Again In Campaigns

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Minimum Wage Raise: Blocked For Now, May Live Again In Campaigns

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Minimum Wage Raise: Blocked For Now, May Live Again In Campaigns

Minimum Wage Raise: Blocked For Now, May Live Again In Campaigns

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Senate Republicans blocked a vote Wednesday on a bill to raise the nation's minimum wage. But don't expect that to be the end of the story.

For more than a year now, Democrats, including President Obama, have been pushing to boost the minimum wage. Their latest target is $10.10 an hour.

GOP critics argue that would depress hiring in an already weak job market.

But raising the wage is popular with voters, and Democrats plan to make the issue a rallying cry between now and the November elections.