Arlen Specter Switches Parties

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Specter at the Supreme Court nomination hearing of Robert Bork, September 1987.

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Vice President Joe Biden and Specter talk as they ride the train to Philadelphia along with members of the Middle Class Task Force for the Task Force’s first meeting Friday, Feb. 27, 2009

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Specter with C. Everett Coop and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) at the nomination of Coop as Surgeon General, November, 1981.

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Specter campaigning for Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Gov. Sarah Palin, September, 2008.

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Specter with former vice president Dick Cheney and former senator Jim Jeffords.

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Specter returns with President Bush to the White House after a day trip to Pennsylvania.

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Former President Bush shakes Specter’s hand after signing the Patriot Act, March, 2006.

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Specter with then-Attorney General-designate John Ashcroft.

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Specter meets with Trent Lott on the third day of the Republican National Convention, September, 2008.

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Specter listens to the testimony of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales before the Senate Judiciary Committee, July 2007.

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Sen. Pat Leahy (D-VT) speaks to Specter during the first appearance of Attorney General Michael Mukasey before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Specter with Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE).

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Specter waves to the crowd at a campaign town hall meeting for Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).

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Sen. Hugh Scott raises Specter’s hand as the winner of the campaign for Philadelphia District Attorney.

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Specter with his wife, Joan.

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