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A Democrat in the US Congress, usually from the South or rural areas, who supports conservative legislation and causes.
Origin of blue dogOn the model of yellow dog, in reference to the blue dog often depicted in the works of American artist George Rodrigue (born 1944), whose paintings hung in the offices of two prominent blue dog Democrats of the 1990s.
(plural Blue Dogs)
- (US, politics) A member of the Blue Dog Coalition, founded in 1994, of conservative and moderate members of the Democratic Party.
Various, including the presence of the "Blue Dog" paintings of Louisiana artist George Rodrigue in the offices of Louisiana representatives where early meetings were held.