By Opposing the Minimum Wage, Thom Tillis Proves He’s For the Special Interests, Not Real North Carolinians

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RALEIGH—Shortly after filing as a candidate for U.S. Senate yesterday, Thom Tillis told reporters that he not only opposed raising the minimum wage, but he suggested that there should not be any minimum wage at all. The exchange, reported by the Raleigh News & Observer and captured on video, raises serious questions about who Thom Tillis intends to represent in the U.S. Senate.

Will Tillis, ALEC’s legislator of the year, represent special interests and corporate campaign contributors or does he want to go to Washington to represent the people of North Carolina, many of whom are struggling to get by, working two or three jobs just to make ends meet?

“Does Tillis want to fight for Walter, the guy who works at Wal-Mart, or the billionaire Walton Family that owns Wal-Mart,” said Justin Guillory of Progress NC Action. “Tillis record in the state legislature and his bluster on the campaign trail suggests he’s not going to fight for the little guy.”

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