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Georgia's Tom Graves helping to lead the high-risk effort to defund Obamacare

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It's no surprise to find U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., helping lead House GOP hard-liners' charge to take down President Barack Obama's health care law.

Bucking the political establishment is nothing new for the 43-year-old tea party favorite from Ranger, near Calhoun, Ga., who still bears scars from his time in Georgia's Republican-controlled state House.

But with a potential federal government shutdown looming Tuesday if Congress can't compromise on a temporary funding resolution, many question whether the tea party-backed charge will take the nation's economy and fellow Republicans over a cliff.

On Friday, the Democratic-led Senate voted 54-44 along partisan lines to strip language from the House temporary spending measure that would defund Obamacare.

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