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As new Congress convenes, Georgia Republicans all back Boehner

Georgia's four House Republican newcomers were presented with a dicey vote on their first day on the job Tuesday, as they joined a united GOP delegation in favor of John Boehner to remain as speaker of the House.

The four men tried to find their bearings in the Capitol and ushered their families to various ceremonies marking their official swearings-in as members of Congress while being deluged with calls, texts and emails urging them to vote against Boehner for various alleged sins against conservatism.

But all 10 Georgia Republicans supported Boehner on the floor, as 25 Republicans rebelled against him. The move caught notice in the speaker's office as a possible sign that the Georgia delegation is more team-oriented than in previous years.

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