"Wal-Mart and McDonald's can afford this," McCord (pictured) said according to the Inquirer. "Let's make them pay."
The other Democratic candidates running for governor have called for raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, which is what President Barack Obama and national Democrats are also proposing.
In February Wal-Mart said it was considering supporting a minimum wage hike. A spokesman for the nation's biggest retailer told Bloomberg News that it was "looking" at a minimum wage hike.