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SHOT/CHASER: Matt Bevin "Absolutely, Adamantly" Opposed to Raising Minimum Wage

SHOT: "Gov. Steve Beshear has signed an executive order raising the pay for every state employee […] Ben Hartman, a spokesman for Republican candidate Matt Bevin, promised in a phone call Monday evening to provide Bevin's position on the issue. As of 9:30 p.m., he hadn't followed up.” [WAVE3, 6/8/15]

CHASER: Matt Bevin: I am “Absolutely, Adamantly Opposed to the Idea of Government Raising Minimum Wage.”  [Woodford County GOP Meeting, 4/15/15]

From David Bergstein of the Kentucky Democratic Party: “It’s no surprise that Matt Bevin is ducking reporters —  because his ‘adamant’ opposition to increasing the minimum wage is totally out of touch with Kentucky’s values. ‘Bailout Bevin’ had no trouble enriching himself with a $100,000 taxpayer funded handout, but once again he’s against an idea that will put more money in the pockets of Kentucky’s hardworking families.”