( Cross posted at the Walt For Congress Blog)
The Blue Dog Coalition was founded 13 years ago by conservative Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives who felt "choked blue" by the extremes in both political parties. As the Coalition has grown, they've become known for a tough stance on fiscal policy, demanding accountability and a renewed focus on balancing the budget.
Well, we're pleased today to say that Walt Minnick has been endorsed by the Blue Dog Coaltion. On a conference call today, Rep, Mike Ross (D-Arkansas) said that dozens of candidates ask for the endorsement each election cycle. This year it's been awarded to only nine, and Walt is among them.
From the press release: "As a successful business owner and former U.S. Army Lieutenant, Walt Minnick knows how important it is for the federal government to pass responsible policies that protect our economy and provide for a strong national defense," said Rep. Mike Ross (D-AR), Blue Dog Co-Chair for Communications. "There is no group in Congress that is more united, more policy-oriented, or that works harder than the Democratic Blue Dog Coalition, and we are proud to offer Walt Minnick our endorsement today."