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The Donnybrook
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Wow! I did not see that coming...

That being said, when multiple polls shows you losing by double-digits to a conservative wingnut in a Republican primary, it's probably time to jump ship from your dying, regionalized political party...

Veteran Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pennsylvania, intends to switch from the Republican to the Democratic Party on Tuesday, multiple sources said.

A Specter party switch would give Democrats a filibuster-proof Senate majority of 60 seats if Al Franken holds his current lead in the disputed Minnesota Senate race.

Specter, a five-term Senate veteran, was expected to face a very tough primary challenge in 2010 from former Rep. Pat Toomey, who nearly defeated Specter in the Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary in 2004.
I'm happy to see Specter come to his senses, but since I assume he'll be a Democrat in the mold of Joe Lieberman, I'll wait awhile to get truly excited...


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