Congressmen Tim Holden and Jason Altmire of Pennsylvania, both proud members of the Blue Dog Coalition, were defeated in Tuesday’s Pennsylvania primary. The Nation writes that they were swept out “by Democratic primary voters who opted for candidates who were more clearly critical of corporate abuses and right-wing policies.”The Fix notes that “it’s been a very tough cycle for Blue Dog Democrats, but Tuesday took the cake.”
The cumulative effect: For a caucus that featured 54 members last Congress and saw that number sliced to 26 after the 2010 election, the number could be halved again if things go really poorly this November.
Now, can we do something about Tom Carper?
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