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October 19, 2005

The Senate Minimum Wage Vote

Unsurprisingly, the GOP-controlled Senate voted down a proposed increase in the minimum wage today.

But the Roll Call vote had some interest, if only in the fact that it marked three desperate GOPers up for reelection -- John Chafee, Mike DeWine and, of all people, Rick Santorum -- crossing the party aisle to vote for Ted Kennedy's amendment.

Oh and just a word to the wise, not only did "moderate" John McCain vote against the minimum wage, he's consistently voted against it throughout his career.  McCain plays maverick on a couple of issues, but on economic issues his career has been a consistent one of voting against the working families on any vote where it mattered.

Posted by Nathan at October 19, 2005 09:21 PM