Obama Caterer Dons Pro-Romney Shirt in Iowa

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President Obama’s camp hired a local deli in Davenport, Iowa, to cater a campaign event taking place on the final day of Obama’s bus tour through the state. The co-owner of the Village Corner Deli, Ross Murty, proceeded to show up for the gig on Wednesday wearing a shirt that clearly represents his support for the GOP.

Murty, a registered Republican, served-up pulled pork, brisket, dinner rolls, vegetable Parmesan bake, and a cheesy hash brown casserole while wearing a shirt printed with the phrase, "Government didn’t build my business, I did." The shirt references a speech Obama made to a crowd of supporters in Roanoke, Va., last month when he stated, "If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that… somebody else made that happen." Obama made the comment in reference to the importance of public investment in community infrastructure.

Murty’s partner, Brett Dalton, a registered Democrat told The Washington Post that he accepted the job while Murty was away from the deli and claims that he didn’t know his partner had planned to wear that shirt to the event. Murty told reporters, "No one from the government was there when we were sweating it, when we were building this business." Obama did not release an official statement regarding the shirt.