Holloway defeated Democrat Jess Kennedy, who described himself as a Blue Dog Democrat
trying to appeal to tea party voters.
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.
A symbolic challenge from Blue Dog Democrat
Heath Shuler aside, few saw an Democrats with the skills of Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan, or Kevin McCarthy, the new troika of relatively young GOP pacesetters who provided energy and welcomed the Tea Party to the GOP opposition putatively led by the charisma-challenged John Boehner.
"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.
Jim Cooper, a conservative Blue Dog Democrat
from Tennessee, went so far as to call the debate in the House "a sideshow."
Unfortunately, this "Blue Dog Democrat
" is also staunchly pro-abortion.
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.
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.
Blue Dog Democrat
Charles Stenholm of Texas describes why the amendment is far more fiscally responsible than the Republican alternative.