Politics & Government

August 11, 2009 6:00 AM

Health care 'town brawls' put Blue Dogs in a tough spot

Across the country, well-organized groups of grassroots conservatives opposing a government-run health care plan have converged on traditionally sleepy August town hall meetings with lawmakers. That's put Blue Dog Democrats in the political crosshairs as an increasingly vocal segment of conservatives assail lawmakers for supporting Democrat-backed health care legislation efforts.

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