List of members of the Blue Dog Coalition

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This is a List of members of the Blue Dog Coalition.

Blue Dog membership was nearly cut in half by the 2010 election, in which 26 members were re-elected but 28 were either defeated or chose not to run for re-election.

Blue Dog membership was nearly cut in half again for the 113th Congress. Of the 27 Blue Dogs, 3 resigned (Giffords, Cardoza and Harman), while 10 chose not to run for re-election or were defeated. Of the remaining 14 members Adam Schiff left the coalition, but Pete Gallego (Texas), Kyrsten Sinema (Arizona), Ron Barber (Arizona), Nick Rahall (West Virginia), Dan Lipinski (Illinois), and Cheri Bustos (Illinois) joined them for the 113th Congress.

Freshman Blue Dogs in the House are sometimes nicknamed "Blue Pups".[1]

Members for the 115th Congress[edit]

Blue Dog Coalition in the 115th United States Congress
  1. Sanford Bishop (GA-2)
  2. Jim Cooper (TN-5)
  3. Jim Costa (CA-16), Co-Chair for Administration
  4. Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Co-Chair for Communications
  5. Dan Lipinski (IL-3), Co-Chair for Policy [2]
  6. Collin Peterson (MN-7)
  7. Kurt Schrader (OR-5)
  8. David Scott (GA-13)
  9. Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-9)[3]
  10. Mike Thompson (CA-5)
  11. Filemon Vela, Jr. (TX-34)
  12. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5)
  13. Stephanie Murphy (FL-7)
  14. Lou Correa (CA-46)
  15. Charlie Crist (FL-13)
  16. Vicente González (TX-15)
  17. Tom O'Halleran (AZ-1)
  18. Brad Schneider (IL-10)

2016 Election[edit]

  1. Brad Ashford (NE-2) - Defeated
  2. Gwen Graham (FL-2) - Retired
  3. Loretta Sanchez (CA-46) - Ran for Senate & was defeated

2014 Election[edit]

  1. Ron Barber (AZ-2)[3] - Defeated
  2. John Barrow (GA-12), Co-Chair for Administration - Defeated
  3. Pete Gallego (TX-23) - Defeated
  4. Jim Matheson (UT-4), Co-Chair for Communications - Retired
  5. Mike McIntyre (NC-7) - Retired
  6. Mike Michaud (ME-2) - Ran for Governor & was defeated
  7. Nick Rahall (WV-3)[3] - Defeated

2012 Election[edit]

Resigned during 112th Congress[edit]

2010 election[edit]

Declined to run[edit]

Members defeated[edit]

2008 Election[edit]

2006 Election[edit]

2004 Election[edit]

2002 Election[edit]

2000 Election[edit]

1998 Election[edit]

1996 Election[edit]

Appointed or elected to another office[edit]

Died in office[edit]

Left the Blue Dog Coalition[edit]

Became a Republican[edit]

Applied to join but was rejected[edit]


  1. ^ Suddath, Claire (July 28, 2009). "A Brief History of Blue Dog Democrats". Time. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  2. ^ "Rep. Lipinski Joins Blue Dog Coalition to Fight for Fiscal Discipline". Office of Dan Lipinski. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Blue Dog Coalition Adds Four New Members". Office of Kurt Schrader. Archived from the original on 2014-01-16. Retrieved 2014-01-15. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "House's Blue Dogs Teaching Old Democrats New Tricks : Congress: After November whipping, these 21 lawmakers have rebuilt clout in the budget talks. They're being courted by White House and GOP. - Page 2 - latimes". 1995-12-05. Retrieved 2016-02-23. 
  5. ^ a b "Blue Dog Coalition". 1994-01-19. Retrieved 2016-02-23. 
  6. ^ Hearn, Josephine (14 June 2007). "Who did the Blue Dogs bite?". Politico. Retrieved 13 August 2018.