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But Representative Walter B. Jones, a North Carolina Republican who backed the resolution, said Mr. Murtha's interview [with MoveCongress.org] had scared some Republicans who were against the troop increase. Republican leaders seized on the interview, Mr. Jones said, and used it to hold the line. "If he had made his comments after the [nonbinding resolution] vote, we could have picked up five to eight more Republicans," Mr. Jones said.
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