WWMT - wwmt.com - Search Results The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available. U.S. Senate to vote on minimum wage increaseWASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Win or lose, democrats hope this week's expected Senate showdown over raising the minimum wage will benefit them in November's congressional elections.The Senate is likely to vote Wednesday on a democratic plan to gradually raise the $7.25 hourly minimum wage to $10.10 as soon as 2016.Republicans are expected to block it.Nearly two-thirds of those earning $7.25 or less are women. Nearly half are people under age 25.Democrats are targeting both groups and hope this week's vote will help them win in the fall.