POLITICS
03/13/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama To Meet With Blue Dog Democrats, Sell Stimulus

President Obama, following a day trip to Florida Tuesday to once again sell his stimulus plan, will host the 49 conservative House Democrat members of the Blue Dog Coalition at the White House on the eve of a crucial three-day stretch for the massive spending bill.

The Blue Dogs are moderate and conservative House Democrats who have become a key constituency in recent years as Democrats have won many seats in right-leaning Republican districts.

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