Florida and Nevada Votes on Wages Could Boost Kerry -- We'll take it
In November, voters in two key battlegrounds, Nevada and Florida, will be asked to raise the minimum wage in their states. Those on both sides of the initiatives believe the measures could increase voter turnout among Democratic-leaning African-Americans, Hispanics and low-income workers -- and possibly boost Democratic nominee Sen. John Kerry's showing against President Bush.
The initiative drives have no formal connection to Mr. Kerry or the Democrats, and they come after 12 other states and Washington, D.C., already have established minimum wages higher than the federal rate.
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