December 24, 2012 George McGovern, Arlen Specter, Warren Rudman, Dan Inouye ... just some of the political giants who died in 2012. This week's super-sized Political Junkie column is dedicated to their memory.
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Sen. Arlen Specter speaks to the media at the base of Air Force One in Maryland in 2010. Specter died Sunday at the age of 82.
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October 15, 2012 Over the course of three decades in the Senate, Specter's vote could be one of the hardest to get, and often the vote that made the difference. He died Sunday at the age of 82.
Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas must survive a runoff to be on her party's ballot in November.
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May 28, 2010 If you're wondering how scary the anti-incumbent tide looks to incumbents, ask any U.S. senator on the ballot this year. But hurry, the species is endangered.
May 19, 2010 The Arlen Specter career in buttons, starting with his 1965 mayoral attempt in Philadelphia, continuing through his bid for governor, Senate and president.
May 18, 2010 Big news in Pennsylvania, as Rep. Joe Sestak has ousted five-term Sen. Arlen Specter in the Democratic primary. Plus: Democrats hold onto John Murtha's House seat in the 12th District.
May 11, 2010 In this year's Senate race in Pennsylvania, the president of the United States -- Barack Obama -- has endorsed incumbent Arlen Specter. Six years ago, another president -- George W. Bush -- endorsed Specter.
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May 10, 2010 President Obama has nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Already Kagan is proving to be a potential issue in the 2010 midterm elections.
May 5, 2010 The two leading Democratic candidates for the Senate in Pennsylvania — incumbent Democrat Arlen Specter and primary challenter Joe Sestak — will be part of the Political Junkie segment on Talk of the Nation.
April 28, 2009 DEMOCRATIC Senator Arlen Specter, on Talk of the Nation...
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