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Meet the Blue Dog Democrats, Fiscally Conservative House Members

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Meet the Blue Dog Democrats, Fiscally Conservative House Members

Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats

Members of the Blue Dog Coalition in the 111th Congress (2009-2010) hail from across the country, although many come from conservative districts, where liberal Democrats are in the minority.

The 52 Members of the Blue Dog Coalition in the 111th Congress are:

  • Jason Altmire (PA-4)
  • Mike Arcuri (NY-24)
  • Joe Baca (CA-43)
  • John Barrow (GA-12)
  • Melissa Bean (IL-8)
  • Marion Berry (AR-1)
  • Sanford Bishop (GA-2)
  • Dan Boren (OK-2)
  • Leonard Boswell (IA-3)
  • Allen Boyd (FL-2)
  • Bobby Bright (AL-2)
  • Dennis Cardoza (CA-18)
  • Christopher Carney (PA-10)
  • Ben Chandler (KY-6)
  • Travis Childers (MS-1)
  • Jim Cooper (TN-5)
  • Jim Costa (CA-20)
  • Henry Cuellar (TX-28)
  • Kathy Dahlkemper (PA-3)
  • Lincoln Davis (TN-4)
  • Joe Donnelly (IN-2)
  • Brad Ellsworth (IN-8)
  • Bill Foster (IL-14)
  • Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-8)
  • Bart Gordon (TN-6)
  • Parker Griffith (AL-5)
  • Jane Harman (CA-36)
  • Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (SD-AL), Blue Dog Co-Chair, Administration
  • Baron Hill (IN-9), Blue Dog Co-Chair for Policy
  • Tim Holden (PA-17)
  • Frank Kratovil (MD-1)
  • Jim Marshall (GA-8)
  • Jim Matheson (UT-2)
  • Mike McIntyre (NC-7)
  • Charlie Melancon (LA-3), Blue Dog Co-Chair for Communications
  • Mike Michaud (ME-2)
  • Walt Minnick (ID-1)
  • Dennis Moore (KS-3)
  • Patrick Murphy (PA-8)
  • Glenn Nye (VA-2)
  • Collin Peterson (MN-7)
  • Earl Pomeroy (ND-AL)
  • Mike Ross (AR-4)
  • John Salazar (CO-3)
  • Loretta Sanchez (CA-47)
  • Adam Schiff (CA-29)
  • David Scott (GA-13)
  • Heath Shuler (NC-11)
  • Zack Space (OH-18)
  • John Tanner (TN-8)
  • Gene Taylor (MS-4)
  • Mike Thompson (CA-1)
  • Charlie Wilson (OH-6)
The Blue Dog Coalition website sums up its direction:

"... the Coalition intends to continue to make a difference in Congress by forging middle-ground, bipartisan answers to the current challenges facing the country...

"The group also expects to be involved in a variety of issues, where the stale extreme left vs. right approach requires a breath of fresh air."

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