WATCH: Mitt Romney calls for increase in minimum wage

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Mitt Romney is “back in business, trying to do my best to help our economy,” he announced today on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

And with that, Romney is calling for an increase in the minimum wage.

“I think we ought to raise it because frankly our party is all about more jobs and better pay, and I think communicating that is important to us,” he said.

The former Republican presidential candidate and governor of Massachusetts noted he parts ways with many conservatives in his views on the minimum wage. Republicans blocked an election-year Democratic bill last week in the U.S. Senate that would have boosted the federal minimum wage.

He also talked about Benghazi and his plans for Mother’s Day.

Watch the full interview, below (his remarks about the minimum wage come at about 6:30):

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