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Romney raps GOP rivals' government backgrounds

MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Mitt Romney is telling Arizona Republicans that his experience running businesses and the 2002 Winter Olympics makes him best qualified to be president.

The former Massachusetts governor told more than 2,000 people at an outdoor rally in Mesa, Ariz., on Monday that his chief GOP opponents have spent too much time in politics.

Romney notes that Ron Paul was a doctor before entering Congress. But he says that "the other guys" have spent their lives entirely in government.

He's referring to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Sen. Rick Santorum.

Romney says the economy is weak partly because President Barack Obama has no business experience.

The Arizona GOP primary is Feb. 28.

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