Conservative Democrat

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In American politics, a conservative Democrat is a member of the Democratic Party with conservative political views, or with views that are fiscally or socially conservative compared to the positions taken by the Democratic Party.wikipedia
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Democratic Party (United States)

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In American politics, a conservative Democrat is a member of the Democratic Party with conservative political views, or with views that are fiscally or socially conservative compared to the positions taken by the Democratic Party.
Well into the 20th century, the party had conservative pro-business and Southern conservative-populist wings; following the New Deal, however, the conservative wing of the party largely withered outside the South.

National Rifle Association

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In 1988, Joe Lieberman defeated Republican U.S. Senate incumbent Lowell Weicker of Connecticut by running to the right of Weicker and receiving the endorsements of the Moral Majority and the National Rifle Association.
In 2014, Obama weighed the idea of delaying a vote on his nominee for Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, when Republicans and some conservative Democrats criticized Murthy, after the NRA opposed him.

Bob Conley

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In South Carolina in 2008, the Democratic candidate for United States Senator was Bob Conley, a traditionalist Catholic and a former activist for the presidential candidacy of Ron Paul.
He has been labeled a "conservative Democrat".

Republican Revolution

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The Blue Dog Coalition was formed in 1995 during the 104th Congress to give members from the Democratic Party representing conservative-leaning districts a unified voice after the Democrats' loss of Congress in the U.S. Congressional election of 1994 Republican Revolution.
The day after the election, conservative Democrat Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama changed parties, becoming a Republican; on March 3, 1995, Colorado senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell switched to the Republican side as well, increasing the GOP senate majority.

Southern Democrats

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It is related to the political term "Yellow Dog Democrat", a reference to Southern Democrats said to be so loyal they would even vote for a yellow dog before they would vote for any Republican.
The Southern Democrats (known as "Conservative Democrats"), reflecting the views of the late John C. Calhoun, insisted slavery was national.

2008 United States Senate election in South Carolina

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In South Carolina in 2008, the Democratic candidate for United States Senator was Bob Conley, a traditionalist Catholic and a former activist for the presidential candidacy of Ron Paul.
Conley is considered to be a conservative Democrat.

Ben Nelson

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Nelson was one of the most conservative Democrats in the Senate, frequently voting against his party.

Billy Tauzin

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The term is also a reference to the "Blue Dog" paintings of Cajun artist George Rodrigue of Lafayette, Louisiana as the original members of the coalition would regularly meet in the offices of Louisiana representatives Billy Tauzin and Jimmy Hayes, both of whom later joined the Republican Party—both also had Rodrigue's paintings on their walls.
For fifteen years, Tauzin was one of the more Conservative Democrats in the United States House of Representatives.

Boll weevil (politics)

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Boll weevils (beetles which feed on cotton buds) was an American political term used in the mid- and late-20th century to describe conservative Southern Democrats.

Jimmy Hayes

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The term is also a reference to the "Blue Dog" paintings of Cajun artist George Rodrigue of Lafayette, Louisiana as the original members of the coalition would regularly meet in the offices of Louisiana representatives Billy Tauzin and Jimmy Hayes, both of whom later joined the Republican Party—both also had Rodrigue's paintings on their walls.
He was one of several Conservative Democratic lawmakers, mostly from the South, including Nathan Deal of Georgia, Mike Parker of Mississippi, Greg Laughlin of Texas and fellow Louisianan Billy Tauzin, to switch to the Republican party during that time, as the Republicans had taken majorities in Congress in the 1994 elections.

Joe Manchin

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* Joe Manchin, United States Senator from West Virginia and former Governor of West Virginia.
He has described himself as a "moderate conservative Democrat" and "fiscally responsible and socially compassionate"; CBS News has called him "a rifle-brandishing moderate" who is "about as centrist as a senator can get".

Yellow dog Democrat

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It is related to the political term "Yellow Dog Democrat", a reference to Southern Democrats said to be so loyal they would even vote for a yellow dog before they would vote for any Republican.

Politics of the United States

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In American politics, a conservative Democrat is a member of the Democratic Party with conservative political views, or with views that are fiscally or socially conservative compared to the positions taken by the Democratic Party.

Conservatism in the United States

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In American politics, a conservative Democrat is a member of the Democratic Party with conservative political views, or with views that are fiscally or socially conservative compared to the positions taken by the Democratic Party.

Southern United States

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Traditionally, conservative Democratic elected officials are disproportionately found within conservative regions like Southern states, rural areas, and the Midwest.

Midwestern United States

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Traditionally, conservative Democratic elected officials are disproportionately found within conservative regions like Southern states, rural areas, and the Midwest.

Joe Lieberman

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In 1988, Joe Lieberman defeated Republican U.S. Senate incumbent Lowell Weicker of Connecticut by running to the right of Weicker and receiving the endorsements of the Moral Majority and the National Rifle Association.

Lowell Weicker

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In 1988, Joe Lieberman defeated Republican U.S. Senate incumbent Lowell Weicker of Connecticut by running to the right of Weicker and receiving the endorsements of the Moral Majority and the National Rifle Association.

Connecticut

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In 1988, Joe Lieberman defeated Republican U.S. Senate incumbent Lowell Weicker of Connecticut by running to the right of Weicker and receiving the endorsements of the Moral Majority and the National Rifle Association.

Moral Majority

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In 1988, Joe Lieberman defeated Republican U.S. Senate incumbent Lowell Weicker of Connecticut by running to the right of Weicker and receiving the endorsements of the Moral Majority and the National Rifle Association.

Colorado

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Colorado governor Richard Lamm, and former Minnesota Senator and presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy both took up immigration reduction as an issue.

Richard Lamm

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Colorado governor Richard Lamm, and former Minnesota Senator and presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy both took up immigration reduction as an issue.