A sign stands at an infrastructure project funded by federal stimulus funds on October 1, 2010 in Lakewood, Colorado. - 

One notable moment in the vice presidential debate came when Joe Biden pointed out Paul Ryan had requested stimulus dollars for businesses in his district. This week a newspaper in the pivotal swing state of Ohio investigated a similar phenomenon: Whether business interests that received money from the stimulus were now backing Republicans, who are trashing it.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer looked specifically at energy grants and loans, and found a number of examples around the region.

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