Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Arlen Specter's file

Specter

Democrat from Pennsylvania

Arlen Specter is a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania. He was initially elected to the Senate in 1980 as a Republican and was elected another four times on the Republican banner, even serving for a time as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, before switching parties in 2009 to become a Democrat. He was denied the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination in 2010, losing in the primary to Rep. Joe Sestak, and retired in 2011.

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Arlen Specter's website

Recent statements involving Arlen Specter

Full Flop

A full flop distilled to its purest essence

Arlen Specter
Arlen Specter

On switching parties.

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Specter raises the specter of undemocratic union elections

Recent stories featuring Arlen Specter

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