Former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land, the likely Republican nominee in the Michigan Senate race, said she’s open to looking at a minimum wage increase proposal in the state.
“We want to make sure we have good paying jobs here in Michigan, and we have to make sure that we have the opportunity for everyone to get a job,” Land said according to MLive.com on Monday. “That’s why it’s important to look at how this is all really going to work, but I am open to looking at an increase.”
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.”