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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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.
Like the Democratic Leadership Council and the Blue Dog Democrats, two other groups that broke through in the age of "Third Way" politics, they sought to tap into the vast campaign finance coffers of corporate America.
By the time the GOP and Blue Dog Democrats got done with it, it was even smaller than what had been proposed, and so was not as effective as it might have been.
A lot of these Blue Dog Democrats really were a bridge for the natural gas industry to the Democratic caucus in the House.
The overall gains by the GOP in Congress, however, while positive on the surface, also mean that a number of Blue Dog Democrats are leaving the nation's capitol.
Now more than 25 not-so-Conservative Blue Dog Democrats have been kicked out of the ruling class because their constituents learned they supported Pelosi's agenda over 70% of the time.
Twenty-two Blue Dog Democrats were defeated in last Tuesday's elections, leaving the fiscally conservative bloc and its allies short-handed.
Does anyone believe, with Obama's popularity slipping and the Blue Dog Democrats running scared, that they're going to push that legislation this year?
Town hall uprisings and other protests that put pressure on Blue Dog Democrats have been enough.
Most recently, on Wednesday, the Obamas opened the White House doors to House caucus leaders from the moderate Blue Dog Democrats and the Congressional Black Caucus.