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Topic - Tom Stemberg
Republican Mitt Romney is renewing his focus on the nation's economy while facing continued pressure to break his silence on a GOP Senate candidate's statement that any pregnancy resulting from rape is "something God intended."
Rep. Christopher S. Murphy, Connecticut Democrat, was trailing his U.S. Senate opponent Linda McMahon just three weeks ago, but now he has gained the upper edge in the race, with a new poll Wednesday morning giving him a 6-point lead.
If you want to understand who Mitt Romney really is, go beyond the position papers, stump speeches and preposterously presidential coif, and start with muffins.
Staples is now the world's largest office-supply company, but in the 1980s it was a startup having trouble attracting investors — until it came to Bain Capital, an investment firm founded and run at the time by Mitt Romney.
"He's never stressed out," Mr. Stemberg said.
"I've been to Mitt's home, skied with him, gone to his kids' weddings," said Tom Stemberg, founder of the office supply company Staples Inc. and a longtime Romney friend.