Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sen. Specter Is Losing Support From His Republican Base

Sen. Arlen Specter at a Capitol Hill press conference earlier this month.
Photo: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque (Salon)

From Pittsburgh Live:

'Benedict Arlen' plots with enemy

Arlen Specter appears spooked.

At a town hall meeting at Point Park University Thursday, the U.S. senator acknowledged his long political career was in jeopardy because of his vote supporting President Barack Obama's economic stimulus package.

Noting that he barely squeaked by former U.S. Rep. Pat Toomey in the 2004 GOP primary, Specter asked for help in the 2010 primary, which is more than a year away.

He suggested Democrat students in the crowd of about 100 temporarily change their registration to Republican so they could vote for him in the primary, then revert to their previous Democrat registration.

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My Comment: Sen. Specter has clearly lost the support of his Republican base. If there is a viable Republican candidate for his job in 2010, there is a more than 50-50 chance that Sen. Specter will be voted out in the primary.

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