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the daily callerSEIU distributed misleading flyers in Nevada that encouraged people to support Hillary Clinton. The flyers mentioned she had “spoken out in support of the movement for $15 and a union,” but they neglected to mention that she does not support a $15 national minimum wage.

A major Nevada union has been distributing misleading flyers that state Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton supports the $15 minimum wage, according to reports Saturday.

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has been one of the main advocates for the $15 minimum wage. Despite its support for the policy, the union decided to endorse Clinton, who argues the federal minimum wage should not exceed $12 an hour. SEIU Nevada left out her opposition to the national $15 minimum wage when it distributed flyers touting her support.

“Hillary Clinton will fight, deliver and win a better future for working families,” stated the flyer, first reported on by Politico. “Clinton has spoken out in support of the movement for $15 and a union.”

The flyer includes a number of select quotes showcasing how Clinton has been an advocate for the policy. It leaves out that she actually is opposed to the national minimum wage exceeding $12 an hour. She only supports states and cities going as high as $15 if they so choose. Her primary rival Sen. Bernie Sanders, however, has been vocally supportive of a $15 national minimum wage.
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