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It has been a tremendous privilege to serve the people of Utah during my time in the United States House of Representatives, but my time in the House should not be the sum total of my service. ---->>>

The Blue Dogs are all Democrats; they are. And I'll tell you, in terms of wearing the Democratic label, I think they're the true Democrats, because that label usually hurts them when they're running for election. ---->>>

The Blue Dogs are a group of conservative Democrats in the House of Representatives. ---->>>

I'm part of a party that I think values making sure that everyone in this country has an opportunity to succeed. That's why I'm a Democrat. ---->>>

Blue Dogs have always acted in a bipartisan way. The Blue Dogs were the group in the Democratic side of the aisle that really pushed for the welfare-reform package that ultimately was signed into law in 1996. ---->>>

When I launched my first campaign in 1999, I knew that the arc of my public service would have many chapters. ---->>>


Jim Matheson profile (jim-matheson.jpg)
Nationality: American
Born: 03-21, 1960
Occupation: Politician

James David "Jim" Matheson (born March 21, 1960) is an American politician who served as a United States Representative from Utah from 2001 to 2015. He represented Utah's 2nd district from 2001 to 2013 and its 4th district from 2013 to 2015. A member of the Democratic Party, he held the distinction of being the only Democratic congressman from Utah and represented a more Republican-leaning district than any other Democratic member of Congress (wikipedia)