Arlen Specter is in a little hot water today for telling Rep. Michele Bachmann to "act like a lady" on a Philadelphia radio interview, according to Politico.com. Senator Specter, a Democrat, apparently challenged the Republican to explain exactly what she stands for, and then after a lengthy answer, Specter tried to talk again, but Bachmann just kept talking. Then, Specter, who is a stickler for protocol and playing by the rules, wanted his turn to speak and offer his two cents. But...Read Full Story
It's been a trying time for Democratic representatives across the country, as organized protests against health care reform have derailed town hall after town hall, with near-brawls breaking out at some.Still, Arlen Specter, the Pennsylvania senator who recently switched sides from Republican to Democrat, has gotten shouted at twice now in less than 24 hours. First, he was, according to politico, "booed and jeered for more than an hour," at one town hall meeting in Lebanon.Then, at a seperate...Read Full Story
Sen. Arlen Specter has decided to switch sides, joining the Democratic caucus after being a Republican for more than forty years. He will be running as a Democrat for re-election in 2010 in his home state of Pennsylvania.This now means that if Al Franken does indeed ultimately beat Norm Coleman for the Senate seat in Minnesota, Democrats will hold a flilbuster-proof 60 seats in the Senate.From an article here at Zimbio: Specter released a statement on his 2010 campaign Web site (specter2010...Read Full Story
Pennsylvania's moderate Republican Senator Arlen Specter criticized former President Bush and his anti-habeus corpus crony Alberto Gonzalez in 2006. He got laughs on the Daily Show last year after beating cancer. And just a couple months ago, he reprimanded conservative radio personality Laura Ingraham. So really if you were paying attention you kind of saw this coming.Specter, who has identified himself as Republican since 1966, will be running as a Democrat in 2010.Specter released a...Read Full Story
Statement by Senator Arlen SpecterApril 28, 2009I have been a Republican since 1966. I have been working extremely hard for the Party, for its candidates and for the ideals of a Republican Party whose tent is big enough to welcome diverse points of view. While I have been comfortable being a Republican, my Party has not defined who I am. I have taken each issue one at a time and have exercised independent judgment to do what I thought was best for Pennsylvania and the nation.Since my election...Read Full Story
Arlen Specter (born February 12, 1930) is the senior Democratic Party United States Senator from Pennsylvania. He was elected to the Senate in 1980. See more about Arlen Specter here.