Specter Explains Pro-Coleman Remarks: “I Have To Get Used To My New Teammates”

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May 5, 2009 5:39 pm
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Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) has backed off from his rather interesting comment: “There’s still time for the Minnesota courts to do justice and declare Norm Coleman the winner.”

Specter explained to CQ that it was all a mistake:

“In the swirl of moving from one caucus to another, I have to get used to my new teammates,” he said. “I’m ordinarily pretty correct in what I say. I’ve made a career of being precise. I conclusively misspoke.”

Asked who he’s backing now in elections, Specter said, “I’m looking for more Democratic members. Nothing personal.”

As I’ve posted, I asked the New York Times’ Deborah Solomon, who conducted the interview, whether Specter seemed like he meant it — and she says he did.

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