Specter Faces Toomey in Primary Sen. Arlen Specter faces a challenge from conservative Rep. Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania's Republican primary Tuesday. Specter, who is 74 years old and has served in the Senate 24 for years, has the support of President Bush and Sen. Rick Santorum, a strong conservative. But Toomey, 42, hopes to capitalize on years of disappointment with Specter from the right. Brad Linder of member station WHYY reports.
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Specter Faces Toomey in Primary

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Specter Faces Toomey in Primary

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Sen. Arlen Specter faces a challenge from conservative Rep. Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania's Republican primary Tuesday. Specter, who is 74 years old and has served in the Senate 24 for years, has the support of President Bush and Sen. Rick Santorum, a strong conservative. But Toomey, 42, hopes to capitalize on years of disappointment with Specter from the right. Brad Linder of member station WHYY reports.