Of the three Republicans the group is assisting, all are expected to coast to re-election. The three were among the 10 House Republicans who voted against the Ryan budget blueprint in a March 2012 vote. In March, Center Forward spent $1 million on a national ad campaign urging members of Congress to balance the budget. It also assisted Pennsylvania Rep. Tim Holden, a Democrat who lost his primary in April to a more-liberal opponent.
Blue Dog Democrats Helping Their Own
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