Mia Love at GOP Convention: “This is the America we know, because we built it.”

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TAMPA — GOP Congressional candidate Mia Love, of Utah, energetically bounded onto the stage at the GOP Convention tonight, attacking President Obama and vowing to achieve her dreams through passion and hard work.

Love said her parents came to this country with $10 in their pockets and refused to ever take a handout.

“The America that I grew up knowing was centered on self reliance and fulfilling the American Dream,” she said.

“This is the America we know because we built it,” said Love to roaring applause.

Republicans are pounding Obama on a previous statement where he said businesses didn’t build success on their own. The theme for the night has been: “we built it.”

The GOP also likely hopes that the likes of Love will help erode the so-called “war on women” the Democrats have said Republicans have waged, capitalizing on incendiary remarks Todd Akin made earlier this month, saying in an interview: “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” Akin later said he misspoke.

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