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Santorum: I'm Not Sure GOPers Care As Much About The Poor As Dems

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Santorum's comments come as Democrats continue to push for a minimum wage increase and Republicans argue that such a hike would actually kill jobs rather than create them and help the poorest Americans. Democrats plan to hold a vote on raising the minimum wage in the Senate on Wednesday.

Santorum's comments also fall in line with his approach among potential presidential candidates. Santorum, who ran for president in 2012, has tried to style himself as the Republican candidate who can best relate to blue-collar Americans.

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