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 YELLOW DOG DEMOCRAT


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     According to Just Politics, a Yellow Dog Democrat "is an unswerving Democratic Party loyalist. The term comes from the 1928 elections. During the election, Senator Tom Heflin of Alabama refused to support fellow Democrat Al Smith. Instead, Heflin chose to support Republican Herbert Hoover, who would go onto become President."
     "Many Alabamians disagreed with Heflin's choice and in retaliation popularized the line 'I'd vote for a yellow dog if he ran on the Democratic ticket!' Compared to the hapless Smith, it illustrated the lengths some Democrats will go to support their party."     
     So to answer your question a Yellow Dog Democrat is a die-hard party loyalist who will vote Democratic no matter what.
      Here is some links that I hope can be of help to you! 
Petie 

Alabama Yellow Dog Democrats

Yellow Dogs are a liberal's best friend
By BILL MAXWELL
St. Petersburg Times Staff Writer 

History of the Yellow Dog Democrat.
 
What are “Blue Dog” Democrats?
Are they any relation to “Yellow Dog” Democrats?

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Prescott Bush for U.S. Senator



In his radio show, "A Prairie Home Companion," Garrison Keillor referred to himself as a  Yellow Dog Democrat. Where did that term originate?
R.B. 
Mystic, CT
 



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