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Joe Sestak: I "Intend" To Challenge Specter In Primary

Huffington Post | Cara Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rumors that Rep. Joe Sestak, (D-PA) intends to challenge Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) in the Pennsylvania Democratic primaries have been confirmed, TPMDC...

Joe Sestak: Specter Challenge Decision Soon

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Rep. Joe Sestak, a former Navy vice admiral, says he's seriously considering challenging newest Democrat Arlen Specter in next year...

Specter Held GOP Fundraiser One Week Before Defection

Showbiz 411 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Arlen Specter must have really been on the fence about changing political parties--right up to the end. On Monday, April 21st--one week befor...

Sam Stein

Specter Meets With Labor Officials

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Officers with the powerful Service Employees International Union are meeting Tuesday with newly minted Democrat Arlen Specter, a labor official confir...

Sam Stein

Specter Can Read A Poll: Democrat Trounces Toomey In Latest Survey

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Arlen Specter freely acknowledges that his switch from Republican to Democrat was driven by politics as much as principles. "I am unwilling to have my...

Wanted: A Pennsylvania Ned Lamont to Defeat Arlen Specter in 2010 Democratic Primary

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Pennsylvania needs a Democratic Senator from the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party.

Sam Stein

Specter's Defection Likely Doesn't Change EFCA Calculus, Dems Acknowledge

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The first wave of speculation over the implications of Sen. Arlen Specter's defection to the Democratic Party surrounded one of the day's most hotly c...

Specter's Departure A Wake Up Call For GOP

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

How much more can the Republicans take? Demoralized, shrinking and seemingly lacking an agenda beyond the word "no," Republicans today saw their ranks...

Sam Stein

Obama To Specter: We Are Thrilled To Have You

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.28.2009 | Politics

White House aides said on Tuesday that they had no advanced knowledge that Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter would be switching party affiliation from R...

Sam Stein

Limbaugh To Specter: Take McCain And His Daughter With You

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reaction from top GOP officials to the defection of Sen. Arlen Specter has been decidedly mixed. The less orthodox are interpreting the news as a vali...

Specter Once Proposed Banning Party Switches, Condemned Jim Jeffords In 2001

Los Angeles Times | Peter Nicholas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reporting from Washington -- When a Senate Republican left his party in 2001, elevating the Democrats to majority status, one member of the GOP was es...

Arlen Specter Switching Parties From Republican To Democrat

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Penn.) is becoming a Democrat. "I have decided to run for re-election in 2010 in the Democratic primary," said Specter in a st...

Steele: Arlen Specter Left GOP To "Further His Personal Political Interests"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele was speedy and harsh in his reaction to the news that Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Penn.) would switch pa...

Another Triumph for the Club for Growth

David Frum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Frum

For years, many in the conservative world have wished for an ideologically purer GOP. With Arlen Specter's defection, their wish has been granted. Happy?