Senator & Democratic candidate Arlen Specter

Listen

specter-705065Hour 1

Sen. ARLEN SPECTER is in a familiar situation, running to represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate. He did, after all, first win his seat in 1980, and has defended it four times since. But he is in a very unfamiliar place, the Democratic primary, after the longtime Republican switched political parties last year. Now the one-time Philadelphia District Attorney faces a stiff challenge from U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak despite having earned the support and endorsements of the Democratic political establishment, including President Barack Obama and Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell. Senator Specter will be Marty’s guest on today’s Radio Times.

Listen to the mp3

Listen:
[audio: 050710_100630.mp3]

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.