Blue Dog PAC

Join Us Today



Blue Dog Coalition Grows With Addition of Newest Member: Rep. Wiley Nickel (NC-13)

Washington – Today the Blue Dog Coalition announced Congressman Wiley Nickel (NC-13) as its newest member. Rep. Nickel is the third freshman Democrat to join the Blue Dog Coalition in recent months, growing the group’s membership to 10.

“Since its inception, the Blue Dog Coalition has consistently been at the forefront of finding pragmatic, bipartisan policy solutions on important issues facing the American people,” said Rep. Nickel. “I look forward to working under the leadership of co-chairs Golden, Gluesenkamp Perez, and Peltola and with my Blue Dog Coalition colleagues to deliver common sense solutions for the people of North Carolina’s 13th District.”

Two weeks ago the Blue Dog Coalition approved its leadership for the 118th Congress, with Rep. Jared Golden (ME-02), Rep. Mary Peltola (AK-AL), and Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (WA-03) serving as Blue Dog Co-Chairs. Read More



Washington, DC – Today, the Democratic Blue Dog Coalition PAC announced its first round of candidate endorsements for the 2022 cycle. The Blue Dogs, who represent the commonsense center of the U.S. House of Representatives, have been leading efforts to support candidates across the country who are committed to putting policy before partisan politics and working across the aisle in the best interest of the American people.

Endorsed candidates include:

“Rather than being blindly ideological or beholden to any one party’s leadership, these candidates are independent-minded individuals who are committed to serving a diverse constituency,” said Rep. Stephanie Murphy. Read More

Roll Call: Meet the Challengers Who Outraised House Incumbents

Roll Call highlights fundraising success for Blue Dog PAC endorsed candidates:

Nearly one year out from the 2018 midterms, challengers outraised nearly 30 percent of the incumbents in competitive races during the third quarter.

Sixteen Republican incumbents in competitive races raised less than their Democratic challengers during the third quarter.

New York Democrat Anthony Brindisi raised nearly twice what freshman GOP Rep. Claudia Tenney raised in the 22nd District. Brindisi, also in his first full quarter, raised $413,000. Tenney only raised $213,000 — less than the $305,000 she raised during the previous quarter.

Democrat Dan McCready bested Pittenger by $175,000. He ended the quarter with $670,000 compared to Pittenger’s $264,000 in this likely Republican race.

In Illinois’ 12th District, Democrat Brendan Kelly outraised GOP Rep. Mike Bost by about $97,000.

Read the full article here. 

The Hill: Moderate Blue Dogs see new influence over Dem recruitment

The Hill reports:

Moderate Democrats in the Blue Dog Coalition are endorsing a slate of candidates Thursday in Republican-leaning districts, as they look to put their mark on the party’s 2018 midterm push.

The group has been working hand-in-glove with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) on recruiting candidates, a departure from previous years when moderates found themselves kicked to the curb by the House Democratic campaign arm.

As Democrats look at an expanded battlefield that includes 24 GOP-held House districts won by Hillary Clinton in November, Blue Dogs believe their expanded seat at the Democratic campaigning table will help to broaden the party’s appeal to include more moderate voters.

Read the entire article here.

National Journal: Moderate House Democrats Grow Their Ranks

The National Journal writes:

As House Demo­crats start their fourth con­sec­ut­ive Con­gress in the minor­ity, the moderate bloc of the caucus ap­pears to be sta­ging a comeback.

The party’s two cent­rist co­ali­tions, the Blue Dogs and New Demo­crats, are re­port­ing a boost in mem­ber­ship for the 115th Con­gress, with slightly few­er than half of the in­com­ing fresh­man Demo­crats join­ing their ranks.

Lead­ers of the groups are tout­ing the in­crease as a prom­ising sign for the party as it struggles to win back eco­nomy-minded voters in swing seats. And some mem­bers hope to lever­age their num­bers in­to a lar­ger stra­tegic role in pre­par­a­tions for the midterms.

Read the entire article here.