Land's comments came a few days before President Barack Obama's scheduled speech for a minimum wage increase at the University of Michigan —Ann Arbor.
Democrats have generally been the ones calling for a minimum wage increase while Republicans have said that there are better ways to improve the economy or that a hike could actually damage economic growth more.
Land's expected Democratic opponent, Rep. Gary Peters, has expressed support for increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10.
In the same MLive.com report Land also suggested opposition to Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to recognize same-sex marriages recently performed in Michigan.
Land said that the believed a "traditional marriage" is between "a man and a woman."