Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. is challenging President Obama to honor his 2008 campaign pledge and “stand behind” legislation that would raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10 per hour.

“In 2011, he wanted to see the minimum wage raised to $9.50. It is now 2012,” said Jackson, who announced the Catching Up to 1968 Act of 2012 Wednesday outside of the Capitol Building.

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