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Another result of Tuesday's election: fewer 'Blue Dog' Democrats
Another result of Tuesday's election: fewer 'Blue Dog' Democrats

The U.S. Senate just got a lot more conservative. But its Democratic caucus just got a lot more liberal. How’s that again? The little-examined flip side to this week’s Republican victories is that they swept out many of the last remaining “blue dog” Democrats in the Senate – the centrists from conservative-leaning states who leavened a caucus dominated by urban liberals. Among the Senate’s most moderate Democrats, two lost their seats on Tuesday: Mark Pryor of Arkansas and Kay Hagan of North Carolina. Two more appear likely to lose once the counting is over, Mark Begich of Alaska and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana. Another, Max Baucus of Montana,...

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