03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Betsy Markey Tapped By Moderate Democrats To Be Latest 'Blue Dog'

Rep. Betsy Markey has been named to the Blue Dog Coalition, a group of more than 50 fiscally conservative House Democrats, the group announced Wednesday.

"As a former small business owner, the Blue Dogs share my strong belief in fiscal discipline and responsibility," the Fort Collins Democrat said in a prepared statement. "Colorado families and small businesses watch their bottom line and have to live within their means, and Congress should be no different. Our children's futures cannot be built upon a foundation of debt. After years of mismanagement in Washington, I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Blue Dog Coalition to strengthen our economy and bring fiscal discipline and responsibility back to our government."

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