From: Democratic National Committee & Democratic Party of Virginia
Date: October 15, 2014
Re: Gillespie & Paul Campaign Events
Ed Gillespie has trailed in every poll since getting into the race - so he may be happy Senator Rand Paul is coming to try to boost his campaign, but there’s a group of approximately 717,200 Virginians who will be less than thrilled.
717,200 Virginia workers would benefit from an increase in the minimum wage – an increase that both Gillespie and Paul have opposed in words and in their actions.
Gillespie said he didn’t “believe in a federally mandated increase in the minimum wage” and has misrepresented the issue during the campaign. And Gillespie has been called out by Virginians for saying minimum wage jobs are “where you play on the work softball team or go out for a beer after work.”