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Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Iowa Republican: Congressman King: "The specter of Toomey chased Specter from the Republican Party"

Excerpted from this post at The Iowa Republican

Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter is finished with the Republican
Party. Yesterday, the fifth longest serving Senator in the Senate
announced that he is switching parties and will run for re-election as
a Democrat. His move to the Democrat Party, coupled with a likely Al
Franken victory via the courts in Minnesota, will give Democrats a
filibuster-proof 60 seat majority in the United States Senate.
Political pundits from across the country have begun to weigh in on
the political impact of Senator Specter's decision. As one would
expect, it didn't take long for the media to paint Specter's switch as
a serious blow to the GOP and another sign that the Republican Party
is only focused on social issues.

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