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blue dog

n. Informal
A Democrat in the US Congress, usually from the South or rural areas, who supports conservative legislation and causes.

[On the model of yellow dog, in reference to the blue dog often depicted in the works of American artist George Rodrigue (1944-2013), whose paintings hung in the offices of two prominent blue dog Democrats of the 1990s.]
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Hoyer on Tuesday suggested Trump's attempt to sidestep Democratic leaders by inviting Blue Dogs to the meeting was an act of desperation on the part of the president.
It follows the firm's success in supporting East Bierley Community Sports Association and Blue Dogs RLFC after the association approached ECO IPS to help them take over its derelict and run-down grounds from Kirklees Council with dreams of running it themselves.
Now, with an increase in blue dogs, animal protection officers have called on local officials to cut the pollution.
The DCCC is tasking the self-described "fiscally responsible" Blue Dogs with recruiting candidates and helping these candidates with messaging and identifying consultants.
Other works featured are a sculpture of a giant orange ape, by Manu, that seems to be charging at the viewer, another is a bizarre assemblage of blue dogs huddled together, while a third has effigies of political leaders hanging like puppets on strings.
Shuler and other Blue Dogs, like nearly all Republicans, have denounced DREAM as an "amnesty." But Giffords' political tent is one of the broadest in the nation.
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Retirements also will thin the group's ranks further come January: Six other Blue Dogs, including one of its founders, John Tanner (Tenn.) are either retiring or ran for other office.
The Democrats who voted against adjournment were a mix of centrist Blue Dogs and vulnerable members from Republican-leaning districts.
Representative Jim Cooper, (D-TN), a longtime Blue Dog and among the many centrist members who want to let the Senate act first, explained that he and other Blue Dogs consider it politically unwise for the House to vote on a bill that includes provisions the Senate is likely to omit.