Business

"We Built It:" Government support behind Mitt Romney's business examples in Colorado

In this week's feature, "Purple Haze," we take a close look at why all eyes are on Colorado in the presidential race, just in time for the Republican National Convention in Florida. An issue Mitt Romney's campaign has pushed here -- one that was also the RNC's theme last night -- is the "We Built It" refrain, criticizing the president for saying, "If you've got a business, you didn't build that." Romney's Colorado team jumped on the quote in July and brought out small business owners who said they were responsible for their success, not the government.

Turns out, though, that two of them have a history of government support.

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