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Bruce Rauner would like to see a cut in minimum wage

<p>In this Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 photo, Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner speaks to supporters at the Illinois State Fair during a Republicans Day rally, in Springfield, Ill. Hoping to avoid a repeat of their failure in the 2010 governor’s race, some of Illinois’ most influential Republicans tried over several months to persuade their party to rally around one candidate who could win statewide in 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)</p>

In this Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 photo, Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner speaks to supporters at the Illinois State Fair during a Republicans Day rally, in Springfield, Ill. Hoping to avoid a repeat of their failure in the 2010 governor’s race, some of Illinois’ most influential Republicans tried over several months to persuade their party to rally around one candidate who could win statewide in 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

GOP gubernatorial candidate and Winnetka resident Bruce Rauner wants to roll back minimum wage to make Illinois more 'competitive' and attract businesses. According to the Chicago Sun-Times:

Republican Bruce Rauner is calling for a $1-an-hour rollback in the state’s minimum wage in a move Democrats described as “class warfare” on Illinois’ working poor.

Rauner made the statement in support of moving the state’s minimum wage from its existing $8.25 an hour level to $7.25 an hour last month during a candidates’ forum in the Quad Cities, but the remarks started receiving attention across the state only on Tuesday.

“I will advocate moving the Illinois minimum wage back to the national minimum wage,” Rauner said in a report broadcast by the Illinois Radio Network. “I think we’ve got to be competitive here in Illinois.”

[Read more at Chicago SunTimes.com]

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