Picking sides on the stimulus
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.