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  •  Progressive Caucus is growing; Blue Dogs shrinking (0+ / 0-)

    Populism was very popular and Blue Dogs were not. As Molly Ball in The Atlantic says:

    November 6 was "probably one of the best election nights progressives will ever have," says Adam Green, cofounder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. "Underlying the fact that Democrats picked up a few seats is that the progressive ranks are growing while the Blue Dogs are dwindling."

    The Blue Dogs, the caucus of self-styled moderate House Democrats, had 54 members two years ago. When the new Congress convenes in January, there will be 14 of them....

    ...Green expects the Congressional Progressive Caucus to have between 90 and 100 members when it reconvenes.

    And the Progressive Caucus has a solid agenda that would create jobs, get us out of the recession, and greatly reduce the deficit: the Budget for All.

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