Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter will switch his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat, according to sources informed on the decision. Read More
Republican voters had sent Arlen Specter to the Senate five times, but faced with the prospect of a strong challenge from conservative Pat Toomey in the GOP primary and the state trending Democratic, Specter jumped ship.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told FOX News that Specter’s decision puts a lot of red state Democrats, who campaigned on conservative credentials, under a lot of pressure to step up.
“They may be the only thing that can stop this radical liberal agenda,” he said. “The big loser could be the red state Democrats.”
Graham added, “Everyone switches parties when you know you’re going to lose.” Read More Source
Donors demand refund from Specter
Sen. Arlen Specter’s switch to the Democratic Party is prompting his campaign donors large and small to demand their money back, including several Republican senators whose political action committees gave tens of thousands of dollars to the Pennsylvania lawmaker.
Sen. Johnny Isakson didn’t waste any time putting himself at the front of the refund line. The Georgia Republican asked Mr. Specter for a return of his leadership political action committee’s $5,000 contribution Tuesday on the Senate floor – just hours after Mr. Specter announced he was changing his political stripes. Keep Reading
He was going to lose the next election anyways! I feel that there was a few democrats that ran and was elected under the Republican Party and he was one of them! The sooner he is gone the better. What do you think?