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Mitt Romney position undercuts Bain claim

Served on board of company tied to firm until ’01

WASHINGTON – The Lifelike Co., a Colorado manufacturer of toy dolls, bedeviled Bain Capital and Mitt Romney, a losing investment that cost Bain at least $2.1 million.

Now the small, defunct business has grown from an odd blemish on Romney’s financial career into a political headache for the presumptive GOP nominee for president. It is among the pieces of evidence that undermine Romney’s claim that he did not participate in Bain Capital investing activities after 1999.

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