Specter Tied in Senate Poll
For this he changed parties?
Senator Arlen Specter stopped being the only Jewish Republican in the U.S. Senate earlier this year, and instead become the umpteenth Jewish Democrat in the U.S. Senate, in a somewhat desperate bid to hold on to his Pennsylvania seat. (He was pretty sure to lose a Republican primary challenge from the right.) Well, it doesn’t look like the gambit is working. In early may, the 79-year-old incumbent held as 53-33 lead over that conservative challenger, Rep. Pat Toomey. According to a Quinnipiac poll yesterday, that lead is down to 45-44.
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