The Impact of Arlen Specter’s Defection from the GOP

    This week Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Arlen Specter shocked the political world by announcing he’s leaving the Republican Party to become a Democrat. We’ll talk about the impact this switch is likely to have both on in the U.S. Senate and in Specter’s 2010 re-election campaign. Our guests are SHIRA TOEPLITZ a Staff Writer for Roll Call and JOHN BRABENDER a Republican media strategist. Listen to the mp3

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