Dems Strip Specter of Any Illusions

SUSIE MADRAK over at Crooks and Liars [H/t Scarce] While I’m enjoying the sight of Specter’s seniority reduced, he did bring a lot of money to Pennsylvania and I’m hoping my state doesn’t suffer too much as a result: The Senate last night stripped Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.) of his seniority on committees, a week […]


Arlen Specter Blames Republican Policies For Jack Kemp’s Cancer Death

Stay Classy, Washington Times Sen. Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania Democrat, said part of the reason that he left the Republican Party last week was disillusionment with its health-care priorities, and suggested that had the Republicans taken a more moderate track, Jack Kemp may have won his battle with cancer. Mr. Specter, responding to a question from […]


Arlen Specter Officially Becomes a Democrat

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Veteran Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pennsylvania, switched from the Republican to the Democratic Party on Tuesday, Sen. Harry Reid said. The Specter party switch would give Democrats a filibuster-proof Senate majority of 60 seats if Al Franken holds his current lead in the disputed Minnesota Senate race. Specter, a five-term Senate veteran, was […]