Blue Dog Coalition

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Blue Dog Coalition

A caucus of Democrats in the United States House of Representatives who are moderate to conservative on fiscal issues. The Blue Dog Coalition does not have a cohesive ideology but tends to stand between Republicans and more liberal Democrats on matters like federal spending, entitlement programs and national security. Many members of the Blue Dog Coalition are also socially conservative..
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Voters awarded all four of Arkansas' House seats to Republicans, with rising star Tom 1 Cotton defeating Democrat Gene Jeffress in the 4th District, home of retiring Blue Dog Democrat Mike Ross, who increasingly looks like the last of a breed in Arkansas.
John Barrow is a Blue Dog Democrat who has managed to hang on to his Republican-leaning district for four terms.
And for those wondering why a Blue Dog Democrat, the kind Republicans might be able to work with, might be a target, the answer is that she's a Democrat who survived what was otherwise a GOP sweep in Arizona, precisely because the Republicans nominated a Tea Party activist," he wrote.
But if the decidedly blue dog Democrat ever retires, the district will become a Republican target.
But three Republican Senators - Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine and Scott Brown of Massachusetts - crossed the aisle to support the bill, and blue dog Democrat Ben Nelson came onboard, giving the majority party the 60 votew necessary for passage.
A conservative Blue Dog Democrat, Melancon represents Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District covering much of the southern part of the state.
As chairman of the Health Care Task Force and member of the House Committee on Energy & Commerce, the Blue Dog Democrat from Prescott is wielding a great deal of power over what any health care reform package might eventually look like.
But in a political environment where most voters agree that Graham's record is embarrassing, even if Bob Conley goes down in defeat, an unexpected attack from the right by a Blue Dog Democrat might be enough to make this red-state Republican senator blush.
Spencer Bachus (R-AL), ranking member of the Financial Services Committee, and Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-SD), a leader of the Blue Dog Democrat coalition.
Congressman Shuler is supposed to be a Blue Dog Democrat, but for someone who claims to be a fiscal conservative, he's not taking real life economics into consideration on his energy votes.
Typically those have been Republican lawmakers and conservative, so-called Blue Dog Democrats.
In 2010, Tea Party candidates defeated Republican senator Bob Bennett of Utah along with less conservative Republican senate candidates from Delaware, Colorado, and Nevada Blue Dog Democrats also are disappearing.