Senator Arlen Specter Changing Parties

April 28, 2009

Congress, Feature

Sources tell Hotline that Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA), who faces a primary challenge from the right and has seen his poll numbers erode of late, will announce today that he is switching parties.

Specter was one of three Republicans to back Pres. Obama‘s economic stimulus plan. And while the NRSC’s chairman, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), has said Specter will have the committee’s full support, challenger Pat Toomey, former president of the Club for Growth, could weaken him en route to the general election.

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3 Responses to “Senator Arlen Specter Changing Parties”

  1. trouble97018 Says:

    If he’s not willing to support the Employee Free Choice Act, the Dems should cut him loose. Run the guy that almost beat him last time as long as HE’S willing to support it! He’s using us, we should use him and then dump him!

  2. Jon Fox Says:

    I will add this.
    Let the G.O.P. split begin!
    This could be fun to watch.

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