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Childers would likely need some help in the form of a flawed GOP nominee.
Most of the signatories come from the tea party/cast-iron conservative wing of the party.
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Kenneth W. Smith Jr.
The Santorum campaign gets a major momentum boost.
THE FIX | No incumbents lost Tuesday, but even their wins suggest they face an environment even tougher than they did in 2010.
List of lawmakers includes dozens of Republicans and several Democrats.
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Their support is an indication that the new class of conservatives is willing to back the House speaker.