The Blue Dog Coalition was formed in 1995
Brad Ashford (NE-2) - Defeated
Gwen Graham (FL-2) - Retired
Loretta Sanchez (CA-46) - Ran for Senate & was defeated
Back in the day the Blue Dogs were the examples I used when I’d say something like this: “I’d never vote Democrat, but if I did I’d vote for a Blue Dog.” They were the same level of crazy on the social issues as every other Democrat, but at least they were somewhat coy about opening the coin purse. I remember one woman kept an actual blue dog replica under her desk as a symbol of their fiscal conservatism. One of the biggest points of contention with Obamacare back then was that the Blue Dogs had to be tricked, uh, I mean pursueded, that Ocare was going to save the government money. Ha! Once they realized they’d been lied to and no one cared, they were left behind by the party. It would be smart to put a face to what appears to be fiscal sanity again, but I’m happy to see articles like this one telling them the answer is always to go hard left.
And Joe Donnelly is going down in 2018.