Center Forward

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Center Forward is an American political action committee advocating centrist policies in the United States government. The organization has roots in the Blue Dog Coalition of centrist Democrats who hold some common views with Republican counterparts. The organization’s mission is to promote business growth and maintain fiscal responsibility while also promoting meaningful reforms. After the Blue Dog Coalition whittled in members, the organization was founded to promote more centrist views among the party. Blue Dog members have noted that Center Forward could be the path towards the return of a Democratic majority.[1][2][3]

Center Forward has endorsed various politicians, including John Barrow in Georgia’s 2014 elections.[4]

Center Forward reportedly spent $1 million on national television ads promoting a bipartisan approach to balancing the budget. It is chaired by former Democratic Representative Bud Cramer.[5]


  1. ^ Kane, Paul; Blue Dog Democrats, whittled down in number, are trying to regroup; The Washington Post; January 15, 2014;
  2. ^ Drusch, Andrea; Rampy, Northrop hang a shingle — Cornyn cousel heads to Abbott — K2&Co. launches policy blog — Scott Brown steering committee hosts Dubliner reception; Politico; March 28, 2014;
  3. ^ Castañeda, Leonardo; Private money funds $38K in travel by San Diego House members, staff; inewsource; August 25, 2017;
  4. ^ Stratford, Michael; Student Loans and Political Ads; Inside Higher Ed; October 21, 2014;
  5. ^ Troyan, Mary Orndorff (March 23, 2012). "Former Alabama congressman Bud Cramer still in the political middle". Retrieved January 13, 2018.