Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Specter Surprise!

It is unclear what this means for the future of the Employee Free Choice Act but my instinct tells me that our chances just improved vastly...

Specter To Switch Parties

Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter will switch his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat and announced today that he will run in 2010 as a Democrat, according to a statement he released this morning.

Specter's decision would give Democrats a 60 seat filibuster proof majority in the Senate assuming Democrat Al Franken is eventually sworn in as the next Senator from Minnesota. (Former Sen. Norm Coleman is appealing Franken's victory in the state Supreme Court.)

1 comment:

Philadelphia Jobs with Justice said...

Will this help Specter keep his seat? Senator Specter is a curious type of politician. Rather than winning elections by aligning a plurality of devoted supporters, he prefers to strategically divide a growing majority of enemies.

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