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Boyda: 'I'm going to vote to fund the war'
Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Rep. Nancy Boyda (D) ![(CQPolitics.com) Democrats' Mission: Win Back an Angry Base:] If Bush continues to veto spending bills with withdrawal timetables, there just aren't that many Democrats who are willing to let the funds run out. That's especially true of those who got elected in swing House districts, underscoring the reality that Democrats can't keep their majority by appealing to their base alone. "I'm going to vote for it if it has a timetable, and I'm going to vote for it if it doesn't have a timetable, because I'm going to vote to fund the war," said freshman Nancy Boyda. The Republican-leaning part of Kansas she represents, Boyda said, "was not going to send someone to Congress who was going to end the war immediately."[(The Hill) Rushing the Blue Dogs:] It has the makings of a reality TV program: Eight House Democratic lawmakers are vying for five openings in a select society. But instead of trying to make the cut to join a privileged eating club or sorority, the eight lawmakers want to join the Blue Dog Coalition, a group of self-described fiscally conservative Democratic lawmakers. Reps. Bart Gordon (Tenn.), Zack Space (Ohio), Chris Carney (Pa.), Harry Mitchell (Ariz.), Gabrielle Giffords (Ariz.), Nancy Boyda (Kan.), Henry Cuellar (Texas) and Nick Lampson (Texas) are competing for the five remaining slots. The winners will be announced next week. : http://ljworld.com/specials/election04/primary/boyda.jpg : http://www.cqpolitics.com/2007/05/democrats_mission_win_back_an.html : http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/rushing-the-blue-dogs-2007-05-30.html