Arlen Specter is now a Democrat

Rightly seeing his fate as a Republican Senator being decided by the reactionaries in his now former Party, Arlen Specter (D-PA) switched political parties today, according to The New York Times. Specters' statement can be read here.

At least in principle, the Democrats will have the 60 votes needed to break a Republican filibuster once Al Franken takes his place in the Senate.

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