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Senator Arlen Specter

From a Purely Political Standpoint, Poaching Specter Is a Cowardly Move

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Sweeney

The Democrats have essentially performed a tactical retreat here, moving Specter to the "D" column rather than risking an election that would clearly have favored them.

The Meaning of the Specter Switch

Mary Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Lyon

My instinct is not to trust this too much. I can't help looking this gift horse directly in the mouth, through the teeth, and down the hatch.

Pat Toomey: Specter Challenged For Senate Seat

AP | PETER JACKSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pat Toomey, who as a little-known congressman nearly defeated Sen. Arlen Specter in the 2004 primary, announced Wednesday that...

Specter Not Ruling Out Running As An Independent In 2010

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Arlen Specter said Tuesday that he will not run for reelection in 2010 as a Democrat, but might run as an Independent....

Biden, Rendell Have Talked To Specter About Party Switch

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ed Rendell told RNN-TV, a regional cable news channel in the Northeast, that he has in fact tried to talk GOP Senator Arlen Specter into switching to ...

Kos: Specter's Only Chance At Survival Is Becoming A Democrat

Daily Kos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I've now heard from multiple sources that the AFL-CIO and other labor unions have promised to stand firmly with Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter if he ...

Poll: Specter Could Be 'Toast' In 2010

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new statewide poll shows 53 percent of Pennsylvanians -- and 66 percent of Republicans -- want someone to replace Sen. Arlen Specter....

Specter Calls On Obama To Renominate 3 Bush Judges

DemConWatch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Judiciary ranking member Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) is calling on President Barack Obama to renominate a handful of former President George W. Bush'...

Sen. Arlen Specter, In Pakistan, Tells MSNBC: I Learned Of Bhutto Death From CNN

TVNewser | Chris Ariens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In the NoonET hour of MSNBC's coverage of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto anchor Tamron Hall interviewed Sen. Arlen Specter, who is in Islamabad. ...