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October 28 2014

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR -- The Arkansas Supreme Court has now ruled that the state minimum wage increase will be on the ballot – but with 7 days until the election, millionaire banker French Hill is still refusing to endorse any increase to the minimum wage.  

Over the course of his campaign, Hill has twisted himself into knots and shredded his credibility by refusing to support a minimum wage hike that would put more money in the pockets of hardworking families – laughably claiming for months that he is still “studying” the issue.

In response to the Supreme Court’s ruling, Hays for Congress campaign manager David Furr issued the following statement:

“While millionaire banker French Hill laughably claims he is still ‘studying’ if a minimum wage increase would benefit hardworking families, 79-percent of Arkansans and the Supreme Court itself have made up their minds,” said Hays campaign manager David Furr. “The truth is that Hill doesn’t support any minimum wage hike that would put more money in the pockets of hardworking families. And just like the self-interested politician that he is, Hill is refusing to come clean with Arkansas voters because he’s only looking out for himself.”

BACKGROUND:

French Hill: “I’m not in favor of increasing the minimum wage.” [KUAR, 6/18/14]

Times-Record: “Hill: Raising the federal minimum wage would not benefit struggling families.” [Times-Record, 10/24/14]

KUAR: Hill “Opposes Both State and Federal Efforts to Raise the Minimum Wage.” “Hill said he opposes both state and federal efforts to raise the minimum wage. He argued the idea of a minimum wage restricts the economy.” [KUAR, 6/18/14]

Arkansas News: French Hill “Against the Minimum-Wage Proposal.” “Some Republican candidates have taken firm positions against the minimum-wage proposal, including 2nd District congressional candidate French Hill of Little Rock […] Both said Friday they continue to oppose the measure.” [Arkansas News, 9/07/14]

Arkansas Times: Hill “Opposes a Minimum Wage.” “Hill is no populist, that’s for sure — he supports cuts in the corporate tax rate but opposes a minimum wage.” [Arkansas Times, 8/26/14]

Baxter Bulletin: Hill “On Record as Opposing the Referendum.” “Not every GOP candidate is on board. In the two most competitive congressional districts the Republican nominees — State Rep. Bruce Westerman in the Fourth and French Hill in the Second — are on record as opposing the referendum.” [Baxter Bulletin, 9/11/14]

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