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December 17, 2013

House Blue Dog Democrats lose a member

The group of fiscally conservative House Democrats known as the Blue Dogs – which includes U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre of Lumberton – has been shrinking in recent years. It has 15 members now, and on Tuesday, there was word that one of them, Rep. Jim Matheson of Utah, has decided not to seek re-election.

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