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02/17/2011 09:13 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Tea Party-Backed Freshmen Stand Up To John Boehner On F-35 Second Engine Program

Many tea-party-backed freshmen broke ranks with their GOP leaders and joined liberal Democrats in voting to cut funding for an alternative engine for a fighter jet. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter engine project has long been a frequent but elusive target, as well as one that provided jobs in Boehner's home state of Ohio.

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