U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who has promoted raising the federal minimum wage to $12, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a rally celebrating the raising of the state's minimum wage to $15. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Monday (April 4) joined New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in Manhattan for a rally celebrating the raising of the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour. Cuomo signed the bill into law earlier on Monday. Clinton has said at campaign stops that she would like to raise the federal minimum wage nationwide to $12 an hour from the current $7.25. Many U.S. cities and municipalities have established a higher minimum wage than the federal rate. Bernie Sanders, who is Clinton's chief challenger for the Democratic Party nomination for the 2016 presidential election, has said the federal minimum wage should be raised to $15 an hour. Clinton and Sanders have sometimes battled during debates over who best represented progressive ideals such as setting a minimum wage. Sanders has said he would lead a "political revolution," but Clinton has questioned his ability to get his proposals through a Republican-led Congress.