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Dole says he, too, would have bolted the GOP, former Sen. Specter says

Former Sen. Arlen Specter, once a moderate Republican from Pennsylvania who switched parties in 2009 to help his re-election chances, says that Bob Dole told him he would have done the same thing. Specter makes the comments in his forthcoming...
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Analysis: GOP learning to be opposition party

US Politics / US Elections : CNN Political Ticker (5 years ago)

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Specter: Switch should be 'wake-up call' to GOP

US Politics / US Elections : CNN Political Ticker (5 years ago)

The GOP has declined in part because conservatives have targeted moderates, Sen. Arlen Specter says. WASHINGTON (CNN) — Veteran Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter said Sunday that he hopes his recent switch to the Democratic Party will... Read Post

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US Politics / US Elections : Top of the Ticket (5 years ago)

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