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Arlen Specter endorsed by Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee

By The Associated Press

February 06, 2010, 1:55PM
Pennsylvania US Senat_PICK.jpgSen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., speaks at a gathering sponsored by labor unions and citizen activist groups, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, in Harrisburg, Pa.

Pennsylvania's Democratic State Committee has endorsed Sen. Arlen Specter in his bid for a sixth Senate term.


Today's endorsement by more than two-thirds of the committee members was an important victory for Specter, a longtime Republican who switched parties in April. It was a setback for his foe in the May 18 primary, U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, who has portrayed Specter as a political opportunist and questioned his loyalty to the Democrats.

The committee is meeting at a snow-blanketed hotel in Lancaster.

A potential endorsement for governor has yet to be decided. The gubernatorial field includes Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato, state Auditor General Jack Wagner, former congressman Joe Hoeffel and Scranton Mayor Chris Doherty. State Sen. Anthony Williams of Philadelphia said Friday he has filed papers allowing him to raise money for a potential campaign.


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Posted by citygrammy
February 06, 2010, 2:09PM

Saw Specter and Sestak debate from this meeting. Specter was over the top mean

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Posted by van jones czar
February 06, 2010, 2:09PM

the end is near. you can hear the fat lady clearing her voice to start singing.

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Posted by LakeshaSmith
February 06, 2010, 2:35PM

How low the dems will go...

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Posted by edstem
February 06, 2010, 2:44PM

Looks like they are just conceding the seat to Toomey.

Specter does not represent the middle income folks in PA. He is an ardent earmarker for the elite, private schools and the defense industry. He has bought their votes with many a well placed earmark.

He repeatedly voted with Bush for nearly a decade.

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Posted by hburg1130
February 06, 2010, 3:22PM

"Specter does not represent the middle income folks in PA."

And Toomey does? Trust me, if he wins, nothing will change, he'll just pick up where Specter left off!

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Posted by redsox53
February 06, 2010, 3:20PM

Corruption and cronyism, same old, same old...the Dumbocrats are sticking with the old guard and the old geeser. This guy is a political whore, whatever is good for Specter is what it's all about. Let's all vote out incumbents, REPUBLICANS TOO! OUT! Stop the corruption!

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Posted by scundoo
February 06, 2010, 3:32PM

I wonder what the NRA will do. They gave Specter a lot of money and support over the years. They would not even let Toomey enter their annual meeting in Pittsburgh back in 2004. As an endowment member of the NRA, I was embarrassed by the NRA leadership. Their money and ads may have cost Toomey the race in the northern tier counties.

The Dem. committee would indeed seem to be irrelevant these days. The grassroots folks in both parties need to clean up these committees. The Republican committee in PA is not much better. They carried water for Specter for three decades.

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Posted by Tail Spin
February 06, 2010, 3:59PM

Arlen Specter, the bell tolls for thee.

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Posted by revoltz
February 06, 2010, 4:02PM

He looks like an old Hitler...

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Posted by perryhick
February 06, 2010, 4:25PM

Truely, who gives a rats patoot about Arlen" Benedict Arnold" Specter anymore. Last few years he has been an embarresment to PA regardless of party. Begone Arlen !

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Posted by runbum03
February 06, 2010, 4:53PM

Who will the Glenn Beck Show have to mock if Specter loses?

Will Specter finish the book he's writing called, "Why Don't You Act Like a Lady?"

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Posted by revoltz
February 06, 2010, 4:58PM

Beck can make fun of Barney Frank's lisp
(that he got from eating chocolate donuts)

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Posted by aristotle2
February 06, 2010, 5:02PM

I beg to differ with the Committee:

Joe Sestak for Senator

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Posted by norsidegal
February 06, 2010, 5:45PM

I don't understand why the democrat party wants this turncoat.
I think they would have a better chance with the other guy.

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Posted by WESTLA
February 06, 2010, 8:51PM

Let me speak, and start acting like a lady. You have spoken and no one is listening.. were tired of playing monopley with you. its time for you to go to the hotel for the aging.

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Posted by diculib
February 07, 2010, 2:11AM

The Dimocrat party....The Party of Thugs, Self important Fools and Perverts. LOL, You can have the Doddering old fool, I shake my head in disgust at the sight of him. Despicable comes to mind.

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Posted by allthingssucky
February 07, 2010, 8:20AM

You sound like PWT why are you republikkan??? Too dumb to know better?

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Posted by diculib
February 07, 2010, 9:40AM

and you are the embodiment of you name, poor misunderstood Libaterd fool...and you suck too....what a complete waste of good oxygen.

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Posted by 17055boy
February 07, 2010, 9:11AM

this guy has to go..i mean come on!!!! this guy was on the warren commisson when JFK was shot..please arlen..take your magic bullet and go away

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Posted by redsox53
February 07, 2010, 10:39AM

Obama- idealogue, smug, arrogant, socialist.
Pelosi- bitter, no-leadership.
Dodd- Crooked as one can get, corruption of the finance committee.
Reid- unappealing, lightweight, lefty nutjob, will lose his seat.
Palin- definite lightweight, questionable intelligence.
Rendell- slovenly, corrupt, arrogant
Specter- self, old guard politician, was going to lose Rep. nomination so he converted.
Murtha- had a commercial airport built (named after him) so that he didn't have to drive to Pittsburgh for flights or driving to DC, what a pig, although he's in the hospital...so I'll cut him some slack.

Man, is this the best we can do, and the examples can go on and on and on...nauseating that this corruption goes unchecked. Term limits or an informed electorate is the only solution.

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