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Raise the minimum wage

The crowd at Hilton Head Island was roaring its approval as she ticked off her objectives. It was a broad list of issues ranging from improving veterans' care to ensuring equal pay for women, but they all had one thing in common: across-the-board opposition from the unelected man she's vying to replace.

"His views don't match up with the people of South Carolina," Councilwoman Dickerson said of the appointed GOP senator Tim Scott, who will face voters statewide for the first time this year.

"Raising the minimum wage--he's not in support of that. Medicaid expansion--he's against that , too. And it's costing our state's hospitals many millions each year, the fact that politicians like him refuse to expand Medicaid."

Source: 2014 S.C. Senate campaign website, JoyceDickersonSC.com , Oct 9, 2014

Equal pay for women, and higher minimum wage

The three Democrats hope to win the Democratic primary and get the chance to face Sen. Tim Scott in the November general election.

"I believe everything is possible," Dickerson said. Dickerson is the only one of the three still holding elected office, now serving her third term as a member of the Richland County Council.

Dickerson said she wants to focus on the issues of domestic violence, including teen dating violence, as well as equal pay for women, raising the minimum wage and care of veterans.

Source: The Greenville News on 2014 South Carolina Senate race , May 17, 2014

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