During her run for the State Senate in 2014, Democrat Martha Laning appeared at a debate against her Republican opponent. During that debate, one of the questions asked of each candidate was whether they supported raising the minimum wage.
Predictably, the Republican was quick to voice his opposition to a minimum wage increase, but so too was Martha Laning, who said she was contacted by the Democratic Party to ask for her support of an increase in the minimum wage to at least $10 an hour. Laning said an increase in the minimum wage to $10 an hour was “A lot to swallow as a businesswoman” and instead she said she supported raising the minimum wage slowly so as to not hurt businesses.
You can watch the video for yourself to see Laning’s explanation.