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April 28th, 2009

Specter Switches to the Democratic Party

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Written by: The Iowa Republican

Specter at News Conference before the announcement. (AP)
Veteran Republican Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania switched parties Tuesday with a suddenness that seemed to stun the Senate, a moderate’s defection that pushed Democrats to within a vote of the 60 needed to overcome filibusters and enact President Barack Obama’s top legislative priorities. Click here to read more.

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