Inslee in Iowa


Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Democrats should look to his home state to understand how he would govern the nation.

Inslee said Washington’s rising gross domestic product is proof that the state’s $15-an-hour minimum wage hasn’t hurt businesses. The governor, who has stressed climate change in his campaign, said the green energy sector is the source of economic growth.

“We know the turbines in Iowa don’t cause cancer; they cause jobs,” Inslee said to applause.

“I can tell you that if given this honor (of becoming president), I will wake up every day, I will make defeating climate change the first, paramount duty of the United States,” Inslee said.