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Blue Dogs dig Lori Edwards



U.S. Rep. Allen Boyd, D-Monticello, said the influential Blue Dog Coalition of conservative Democrats is Lori edwards endorsing Polk Supervisor of Elections Lori Edwards for the Congressional District 12 seat to be vacated by Republican Adam Putnam. "We know a little bit about Lori's recod we know that she will be a great fit with the Blue Dogs," said Boyd, who was in a similar group with Edwards when both served in the legislature. "She understnds how the government economic model works."

Edwards, who faces Doug Tudor in the Democratic primary, in a conference the endorsement will help voters unfamiliar record understand that "I am a conserv and moderate Democrat." Asked about President Obama health care reform proposal, Edwards indeed sounded like she'll fit right in with the Blue Dogs, saying it should be "deficit-neutral" and focus on "small business protection."

Edwards told Buzz she raised about $102,000 in the last fundraising quarter and spent about $19,000.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:51pm]


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