Thursday, November 04, 2010

"Progressive Caucus will now outnumber conservative Blue Dogs in Congress" (with video/audio)

Democracy Now! (with video/audio):
The Democrats lost the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives in Tuesday’s midterm elections, but what is the makeup of the new Democratic House caucus? The conservative Blue Dogs lost half their members while the Progressive Caucus remains near 80. We speak to its co-chair, Rep. Raul Grijalva, who appears to have retained his seat in a close election in Arizona’s 7th Congressional District. Over the past year, Grijalva has received numerous threats, including having a suspicious package covered in swastikas sent to his office and having a bullet shot through his district office in Yuma, Arizona.

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