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    GOP DEBATE

    Romney: ‘I Didn’t Grow Up Poor’

    Matthew Putney / ABC

    Refusing to take the bait of talking about his humble background, Mitt Romney said straight-out at Saturday night’s debate that he “didn’t grow up poor.” “If somebody is looking for somebody who has looking for that background, I am not that person,” Romney said, while then saying that he was taught the value of money by his father, who did grow up poor. Gingrich called himself a small businessman, and said he grew up in an apartment “above a gas station,” and said his wife, Callista, runs a small company that produces movies and books—but he did not mention his $500,000 line of credit at Tiffany’s. Michele Bachmann did not mention her economic background, but instead said she faced a different hardship: the “tragedy of divorce.”