Magazine June 7, 2010, Issue

The Week

(Roman Genn)
  • It took much too long, but Arlen Specter has now been rejected by two parties.
  • When Specter switched to the Democrats last year, after realizing he would lose a Republican primary, he made it clear that the chief principle to which he pledged fealty was that he should remain in the Senate. Pennsylvania Democrats had sufficient self-respect to reject his gambit. Now that Specter has lost the primary, conservative champion Pat Toomey will face off in the fall against Joe Sestak, an honorable liberal.
  • Also in Pennsylvania, Democrats hung on to the House seat of the late Jack Murtha

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