Senator Arlen Specter Switching Parties to Become Democrat

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Sources tell the Associated Press that veteran Republican senator Arlen Specter intends to switch parties. CNN now reports that Specter has already changed his party affiliation according to Senator Harry Reid. Specter has represented Pennsylvania as a Republican since 1980, but the switch could give Democrats a filibuster-proof Senate majority of 60 seats if
Al Franken holds his current lead in the disputed Minnesota Senate

The Associated Press reports:


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