The Democratic majority in Congress is in trouble–or so says conventional wisdom in Washington. But which Democrats? Many of the most vulnerable Dems are so-called “Blue Dogs,” conservatives from swing districts. We examine how their tough races will likely influence the balance of power in the Capitol.


  • Tom Schaller Professor of Political Science, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; contributor to the blog; author, "Whistling Past Dixie: How the Democrats Can Win Without the South" (Simon & Schuster)

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