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How do you remove the smell of an election from an airplane?

Excerpt from Businessweek

Nov 07, 2012 12:01 am

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One good thing for the owner of the aircraft is that Romney and his family were quite accustomed to traveling by private plane and behaved much better than a rock band. But will a future campaign want to take a gamble on an unlucky bird?

— Jason Clampet

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After Election Day, the work of tearing down a presidential campaign begins. Field offices are dismantled. Bunting and balloons are junked. And a small company in Michigan gets back its airplane.

Since the end of the Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney has toured the country in a personalized McDonnell Douglas 83, where the tail fin sports his logo and the headrest on his seat is embroidered with “The Gov.” The plane is owned by USA Jet Airlines, a subsidiary of privately held Active Aero Group, with headquarters in Belleville, Mich. Before another client can fly tail number N949NS, it must first be de-Romneyized.

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