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Obama group airing TV ad on minimum wage hike

Published: Monday, Feb. 3 2014 1:19 p.m. MST

President Barack Obama walks with Ricky Banner, assistant general manager, right, and Emile (Ray) Quevedo, floor employee, at a Costco store in Lanham, Md., Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, before he spoke about raising the minimum wage.  A group supporting President Barack Obama's agenda is airing a new television ad bolstering his call for an increase in the federal minimum wage. (Charles Dharapak, Associated Press) President Barack Obama walks with Ricky Banner, assistant general manager, right, and Emile (Ray) Quevedo, floor employee, at a Costco store in Lanham, Md., Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, before he spoke about raising the minimum wage. A group supporting President Barack Obama's agenda is airing a new television ad bolstering his call for an increase in the federal minimum wage. (Charles Dharapak, Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — A group supporting President Barack Obama's agenda is airing a new television ad bolstering his call for an increase in the federal minimum wage.

Organizing for Action was formed from the remnants of Obama's re-election campaign. The group operates as a nonprofit and raised more than $26 million last year.

The ad shows Americans at work and touts the jobs that have been created during the economic recovery. A narrator says it's still harder than it should be to raise a family and save for retirement in the U.S. A narrator urges Congress to give America a well-deserved raise.

Organizing for Action isn't disclosing exactly how much it's spending on the ad but says it's more than $100,000. The ad will air on national cable TV networks.

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