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The Race Is On

What might the presidential candidates do for you?

This story appears in the August 2007 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

As the 2008 presidential election turns serious, all the leading candidates are beginning to woo entrepreneurs. But each has tried different appeals to small business.

On the Republican side, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney touts his own experience in business and his pro-business reign in Boston. Before entering politics, Romney was a venture capitalist and helped fund many startups--including Domino's Pizza and Staples. As governor, Romney created an office to advocate for small companies, reduced regulations and helped implement a landmark state plan that subsidized universal health insurance without raising taxes.

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