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ANN HARBOR, MI (POOL/CNN) - President Barack Obama was in Ann Arbor, MI Wednesday rallying support for his plan to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 cents an hour.

Speaking to a crowd at the University of Michigan, the President said raising the minimum wage would not solve all of the country's economic challenges, but that no one working full-time should have to raise their family in poverty.

"There are always going to be folks who do critical work, who bust their tails everyday, airport workers, restaurant workers and hospital workers and retail sales people who deserve an honest days pay for an honest days work. They're doing necessary jobs, they should be able to make a living," Obama said.

The chances of Congress agreeing to the wage increase are slim heading into the November midterm elections.

Republicans oppose it and some Democrats fear the plan could hurt their chances among business-minded voters.

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