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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 11:23 AM
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New coalition aims to keep Dems in check (act like Democrats or get out of the way)
New coalition aims to keep Dems in check
By JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press Writer
7 minutes ago



WASHINGTON - Looking to instill discipline among Democrats, a coalition of labor, trial lawyers and liberal groups is launching lobbying and campaign organizations this week to keep Democratic lawmakers from straying on populist issues.

Democrats who don't hew to this agenda could find themselves facing well-funded primary opponents an aggressive strategy to counter moderate and conservative blocs within the party.

The groups have organized as two entities a lobbying wing called They Work For Us and a campaign arm called Working for Us PAC.

"Our PAC will encourage Democrats to act like Democrats and if they don't they better get out of the way," Steve Rosenthal, one of the coalition's main organizers, wrote in a memorandum describing the organization.

The new effort is emerging as House Democrats conclude the first stage of their legislative agenda a two-week rush of legislation that had wide appeal within the party and even among Republicans.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070122/ap_on_go_ot/democra...


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cally Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 11:51 AM
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1. Wow...This is encouraging
Recommending
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 11:53 AM
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2. Works For Me
A little practice, and we might have a living, breathing, functional party on our hands!
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Shipwack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 12:35 PM
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3. But...but....
How will I know I'm a Democrat, then?

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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 12:48 PM
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4. I would like to know who is funding this before I state my opinion. nt
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