Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Arlen Specter to Cross the Aisle!

This comes filed under "OMG!"

Specter Switches Sides
April 28, 2009 12:09 PM

Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., will announce this afternoon that he is switching to the Democratic Party.

He's taken an all-but-sure loss in the Republican primary into an almost sure hold on his seat in 2010.

Assuming Al Franken takes the Minnesota Senate seat, Democrats will have that magic number of 60 Senate votes.
Read the rest of the ABC News report here.


it's margaret said...

He'll do it to get re-elected, and then jump the aisle again.... maybe/probably?!

PseudoPiskie said...

I suspect Specter simply can no longer abide being associated with what the Republican party has become. He is truly independent and thoughtful. I doubt he can be counted on to support much of the Obama agenda.