North Dakota Congressman Running For Senate Stumped On Minimum Wage
Congressman Rick Berg, running for the Senate, was stumped when asked by a voter what the minimum wage is.
In the exchange, posted by the North Dakota Democratic Party, a young woman approaches Berg at a campaign event and asks him what the minimum wage is in the state.
“Hmmm,” Berg replies. He then points to someone standing nearby and says, “This guy would know.”
“I think it’s probably seven something,” he adds. “It depends — they don’t have a minimum wage for waitresses in North Dakota.”
They then ask someone else. That person says it’s the same as the federal minimum wage, and asks Berg, “You know what that is?”
“Oh! Put it back on my shoulders!” the congressman jokingly replies.
It happens to be the same both in North Dakota and federally: $7.25