That's an intersting choice of words for someone who has received approximately 28% of her financial support from liberal millionaire Dal LaMagna.
LaMagna is co-chair of Maria Cantwell's re-election campaign. Many things can be said of Cantwell, but "more conservative Democrat" is not one of them. On Ross' website, she lists an endorsement from Cantwell, as well as endorsements from the Washington State Labor Council and the Spokane Regional Labor Council. Those aren't exactly the Grange and the Washington Farm Bureau. Check out Ross' picture with Cantwell here.
LaMagna's Progressive Government Institute website is a veritable treasure trove of "more conservative" Democrats. Look here at the PGI's "Progressive Cabinet Nominees:"
Secretary - Department of Peace: Dennis Kucinich!What makes it funnier is that the PGI is being totally serious.
Peace, Defense, State: Noam Chomsky!!!
Homeland Security-FEMA: Rep. Cynthia McKinney!!!
Sorry, Caitlin, we're not buying that you have a genuine interest in representing this district and we're not buying that you are a "more conservative Democrat."