Arlen Specter - Controversies

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On April 28, 2009, Senator Arlen Specter announced that he would be switching parties from Republican to Democrat. The move came just after Senator Specter's vote in favor the 2009 Stimulus and polls that showed he would most likely lose a Republican primary.  The move is now judged to be done only as an attempt to remain in the Senate. Opposition from Pat ToomeyIn 2004, Senator Specter was challenged in the Republican primary by Congressman Pat Toomey.  Congressman Toomey c ...