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Staples founder Tom Stemberg starred at GOP convention

As it turned out, Tom Stemberg did not have any reason to be nervous.

The founder of Framingham-based Staples Inc. and longtime Mitt Romney supporter was slotted to be an early evening speaker on the final day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa Thursday. He had never spoken to such a large crowd, or at such an important event. A big concern: Could he get the attention of people just settling into their seats?

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