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A DINO — or Democrat In Name Only — is a disparaging term that refers to a Democratic candidate whose political views are seen as insufficiently conforming to the party line.

A DINO is typically a politician who is a registered Democrat but who holds more conservative views than the rest of his or her party, such as supporting smaller government spending on fewer government programs.

Former Sen. Zell Miller (D-GA) was the perfect example of a DINO. He was a registered Democrat and caucused with the party in the Senate but delivered the keynote address of the 2004 Republican convention where he attacked Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), his own party’s presidential nominee.

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