Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Newly Democratic Senator Supports Coleman . . . for a few hours

Arlen Spector, now a Democrat, for a few hours supported the election of a Republican to the Senate. So far I have only come across this story at dKos. In their comments section they were not very supportive of Arlen’s maverick stance. I saw no attacks on Coleman since the dismissiveness and bile was reserved for Specter.
From CQ Politics today:
“Asked whether he cared about a shortage of Jewish Republicans in the Senate, Specter replied: “I sure do. There’s still time for the Minnesota courts to do justice and declare Norm Coleman the winner.”
“But questioned outside the Senate chamber Tuesday, Specter said the comment was a mistake.
““In the swirl of moving from one caucus to another, I have to get used to my new teammates,” he said. “I’m ordinarily pretty correct in what I say. I’ve made a career of being precise. I conclusively misspoke.”
“Asked who he’s backing now in elections, Specter said, “I’m looking for more Democratic members. Nothing personal.””

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