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Specter Could Face Challengers in Democratic Primary
Fox News ^ | Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Posted on 04/29/2009 7:07:17 PM PDT by Panzerlied

Not all Pennsylvania Democrats are down with Arlen Specter.

Though the party-switching senator has the support of President Obama and Gov. Ed Rendell, at least two potential candidates are leaving open the door to challenge Specter in the 2010 Democratic primary.

Rep. Joe Sestak, who's been a prolific fundraiser, is considering defying party leaders and running against Specter despite Tuesday's hoopla, though he told FOXNews.com on Wednesday, "I have not made up my mind on it."

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: demprimary; pa2010; sestak; specter
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Maybe Arlen will end up with no party.
1 posted on 04/29/2009 7:07:17 PM PDT by Panzerlied
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To: Panzerlied

Was that part of the deal? Or maybe there wasn’t a deal? Hard to believe. Maybe Spector’s losing his marbles.


2 posted on 04/29/2009 7:08:45 PM PDT by Steely Tom (RKBA: last line of defense against vote fraud)
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To: Panzerlied

It would make my day to see him defeated in the rat primary.


3 posted on 04/29/2009 7:09:10 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Selah)
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To: Panzerlied

Sen. S.P.E.C.T.R.E. is worried.


4 posted on 04/29/2009 7:10:34 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Graybeard58

He is in the top ten of senators I cannot stand.... Dodd being number one.

(Your list may vary)


5 posted on 04/29/2009 7:10:39 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Selah)
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To: Panzerlied

I really hope he gets his a$$ whooped.


6 posted on 04/29/2009 7:10:52 PM PDT by svcw (There are 10 kinds of people in the world: Those who know binary and those who don't.)
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To: Graybeard58
"It would make my day to see him defeated in the rat primary.",/b>

Me too. Karma is a dish best served cold.

7 posted on 04/29/2009 7:11:23 PM PDT by magellan
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To: Graybeard58

I’m afraid that there is no way to limit the list of objectionable disgusting senator to ten. Better yet, find ten good ones!


8 posted on 04/29/2009 7:13:35 PM PDT by Theodore R. (GWB is gone: Now the American sheeple can sleep at night!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Norman Bates; Impy; ExTexasRedhead; BillyBoy; ...

Wait till you read this:

“Rep. Joe Sestak, who’s been a prolific fundraiser, is considering defying party leaders and running against Specter despite Tuesday’s hoopla, though he told FOXNews.com on Wednesday, “I have not made up my mind on it.” “

I don’t rule out Sestak actually running. I’ve read that he’s an arrogant, reckless hothead.


9 posted on 04/29/2009 7:13:57 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The McCain/Palin ticket was like a Kangaroo, stronger on the bottom than at the top)
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To: Panzerlied

This is what Dems are going to do - they’re going to publicly say they support Specter, but will let him twist in the wind against any Dem challengers. Fact: Specter adds nothing to the Democrat party because of his age, the fact that he cannot be trusted (he just voted against Obama’s budget and may not vote for card-check), and now he’s a conservative Democrat. That’s a no-no for Dems; unlike Republicans, Democrats don’t tolerate moderates or reaching across the aisle. Mark my words - there will be a Dem primary challenge, and national Dems will quietly encourage PA Dems to vote for Sestak or whoever challenges Specter. Specter is complete toast, I mean if I was him I’d just flat-out quit because he has no chance of winning in 2010.


10 posted on 04/29/2009 7:14:26 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: Steely Tom

You know how it works with the Dems...you stab my back, I’ll stab yours.


11 posted on 04/29/2009 7:15:36 PM PDT by mak5
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To: Steely Tom

“Maybe” losing his marbles. He hasn’t seem them since he created the single bullet theory with the Warren Commission.


12 posted on 04/29/2009 7:17:44 PM PDT by Jenny217
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To: Panzerlied

Well, they want his vote for the next year or two, but then they can afford to throw him away, the way they did with Jumping Jim Jeffords.

Every car in Vermont seemed to have a bumper sticker praising Jeffords for switching parties. They loved it. But when election time came around again, he was out on his ear.


13 posted on 04/29/2009 7:18:40 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Panzerlied

Don’t you think he would have been smart to poll PA as a dem before he made his decision?? maybe he did, but if he didn’t and he still gets beat in the primary as a Dem, I think justice will finally prevail...


14 posted on 04/29/2009 7:19:30 PM PDT by KeatsforFirstDog
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To: Graybeard58
Absolutely! How sweet it would be for this P.O.S. to end up with no government gig at all. He's not at all assured of the seat.

TERM LIMITS!

15 posted on 04/29/2009 7:19:46 PM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I think Toomey might have a chance against Specter in general. Toomey could make the case that Specter has been in the Senate too long. Against a generic Rat like Sestak, Toomey’s odds are not good.


16 posted on 04/29/2009 7:20:18 PM PDT by yongin
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To: Clintonfatigued

Sestak actually could pose a problem for Specter...he represents Delaware County, part of the Philly burbs, so he has name recognition in the Philly area. Of course, Specter could still win the primary in places like Erie, Pittsburgh, Scranton, etc. He’s generally done well there in general elections anyway, probably because of the pork he brings.

Plus we could get a crack at taking Sestak’s seat. It used to be Curt Weldon’s, before Sestak beat him.


17 posted on 04/29/2009 7:21:05 PM PDT by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief (Russia invades Georgia? For a moment, I thought that was Red Dawn II)
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To: SandRat
Maybe his campaign manager, Dr. No could help topple his opponent.
18 posted on 04/29/2009 7:22:12 PM PDT by wally_bert (Tactical Is Still Missing A Chair! Star Wreck In The Pirkinning......)
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To: Panzerlied
BWAHAHAHAHAHA

Now wouldn't that be ironic if after all his Benedict Arnold crap, the DEMONRATS turned around and ran a popular dem against him in the primary...Good for Benedict Spector, would love to see him lose...

19 posted on 04/29/2009 7:27:10 PM PDT by KLT (A damn Yankee, from the great state of Mississippi....Go Freepers Go!)
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To: Panzerlied

I’ll be shocked if the makes it to the primary.


20 posted on 04/29/2009 7:28:15 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Panzerlied

Rep. Joe Sestak

Ugh! He was awful in the Navy and now he is awful as a congressman and now he wants to be awful as a Senator. Why did he have to pick Pennsylvania of all places to settle. Military folks can go to any state they want to retire and he had to pick my state??? UGH!!!!


22 posted on 04/29/2009 7:30:13 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Panzerlied

Ha. I might have to write a check for one of his challengers.


23 posted on 04/29/2009 7:36:24 PM PDT by Kozak (e)
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To: Graybeard58

Spector completes the Rat Three Stooges in the Senate with the Swimmer and Sheets.


24 posted on 04/29/2009 7:37:33 PM PDT by Kozak (e)
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To: Kozak

“Ha. I might have to write a check for one of his challengers”

Oh yea, I’m in on challengers to any of the 3 amigos...especially Dems...then I can say with some truth, that I cross Party lines lol.


25 posted on 04/29/2009 7:41:48 PM PDT by rbmillerjr ("We Are All Socialists Now"........not me, not now, not ever)
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To: yongin

exactly: It would be good if Spector drew a primary opponent (for not being a ‘real Democrat’)..however we then CYNACALLY want Spector to win..(Think about this folks: Spector Wins (the Democratic Party Nomination) (Many Democrats STAY home or vote TOOMEY- GOSH..shock becuase they hate the ‘Opportunist’, not “liberal” Democrat? Do you actually THINK the Unions are going to let him get away with ~NOT~ voting for ‘Card Check’ (EFCA)?) SO WE WANT him to win in the Democrat Primary (it make Pennsylvania that much more attractive toward a Conservative), Oh and it would be even better if he also drew a liberal third pary opponent too (pissed at Spector for his ‘Conservative’ stances on issues-according to their ‘mind’- not Mine (JSDude1)! IT’S ALL ABOUT ‘STRATEGERY’ AS RUSH likes to say!..


26 posted on 04/29/2009 7:47:02 PM PDT by JSDude1 (DHS, FBI, FEMA, etc have been bad little boys. They need to be spanked and sent to timeout!)
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To: JSDude1

In a Specter-Toomey general election, I think a fourth or more of registered Republicans will stick with “their Arlen”.


27 posted on 04/29/2009 7:52:00 PM PDT by Theodore R. (GWB is gone: Now the American sheeple can sleep at night!)
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To: Panzerlied

Spectraitor’s defeat by a demoncRAT challenger followed by the ultimate of a PUB would be the epitome of irony. Say good-bye to your coveted chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary, Spectraitor.


28 posted on 04/29/2009 7:52:50 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Cicero

As I recall, the popular Jeffords never ran as a Democrat. Bernie Sanders took the seat instead.


29 posted on 04/29/2009 7:53:45 PM PDT by Theodore R. (GWB is gone: Now the American sheeple can sleep at night!)
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To: Panzerlied

oh that would be a low blow after all these years of faithful service.


30 posted on 04/29/2009 7:53:59 PM PDT by Theophilus (The people who were going to buy your home got aborted 30 years ago.)
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To: Panzerlied

oh that would be a low blow after all these years of faithful service.


31 posted on 04/29/2009 7:54:02 PM PDT by Theophilus (The people who were going to buy your home got aborted 30 years ago.)
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To: Panzerlied

oh that would be a low blow after all these years of faithful service.


32 posted on 04/29/2009 7:54:10 PM PDT by Theophilus (The people who were going to buy your home got aborted 30 years ago.)
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To: Panzerlied

Obama said he would personally support Specter and not “allow” anyone to run against him. It is looking like PA is going to be the place to watch and eat popcorn next year since the GOP is trying to say they will never support Toomey and people like Graham are pushing Ridge to get in the race and we know at least one, maybe two candidate on the democrat side are going to challenge Specter against what Obama wants.


33 posted on 04/29/2009 7:55:14 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Panzerlied
Arlen will get thrown under the bus.

"Thanks for falling for our shtick, Arlen. You bought it hook,line, and sinker." - the DNC.

34 posted on 04/29/2009 7:56:43 PM PDT by Pistolshot (The Soap-box, The Ballot-box, The Jury-box, And The Cartridge-Box ...we are past 2 of them.)
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To: Panzerlied

He thinks all the long-time democrats who have paid their dues should just step aside so that he can run as a democrat. I’m sure he expects some of his fellow senators to step aside so that he can hold a committee or subcommittee chairmanship also.


35 posted on 04/29/2009 8:02:54 PM PDT by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: Jenny217

They cut his marbles out when they removed his brain tumor.

LLS


36 posted on 04/29/2009 8:02:57 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: Panzerlied

Maybe Benedict Arlen either loses the primary or so upsets the Democrats in winning it that there is an independent candidate.


37 posted on 04/29/2009 8:19:45 PM PDT by TBP
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To: KLT

If I lived in PA, I would crawl on my knees on broken glass to vote against Specter. I would register 5 times (in Philly of course) to vote against him in the Dem primary. Operation Chaos II. Toomey vs. the looniest lefty we can find. Let’s see who wins.


38 posted on 04/29/2009 8:26:02 PM PDT by Defiant (Don't go gently into that dark night of fascism, America!)
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To: napscoordinator

I don’t care how awful he is. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Hopefully someone will start Operation Chaos II to fund a serious primary challenge to Specter.


39 posted on 04/29/2009 8:30:27 PM PDT by Steve_Stifler
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To: Panzerlied

Aw shucks. Hopefully the two RINOs in Florida, the Gov, who’s unfortunately favored to win and the joker with less than 1% support who’s been sending mailers all over the country Felony Hot Checks Thorpe (Marion Thorpe) will join Specter and hopefully none will be in the Senate. Or Specter will come back after having to sit on the same side of the aisle as Barney Frank in joint conference.


40 posted on 04/29/2009 8:34:00 PM PDT by PoliticalEthics
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To: Defiant
That would be a perfect ending to Specter's ridiculously hypocritical career.
41 posted on 04/29/2009 8:34:34 PM PDT by KLT (A damn Yankee, from the great state of Mississippi....Go Freepers Go!)
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To: Panzerlied

The democrats will use Specter like a rented Donkey..


42 posted on 04/29/2009 8:37:46 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: KLT
Think about it, if you were a PA Dem, would you have any faith in this turn coat? The Dems win by being together, no matter how bad the candidate, they stick together, well with this skunk you never could be sure which way he would jump.... “ Not Proven” my A**
43 posted on 04/29/2009 8:44:02 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Some times I wake up grumpy, other times I let her sleep/)
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To: BooBoo1000

If I was a PA demonrat, I’d jump off a ship...LOL..but I would not vote for Arlen Benedict Arnold...it’s not the first time he’s jumped ship...he was a demonrat and joined the Republican Party to win an election...was there ever since till the same situation arose..The man is beyond disgusting..


44 posted on 04/29/2009 8:49:13 PM PDT by KLT (A damn Yankee, from the great state of Mississippi....Go Freepers Go!)
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To: BooBoo1000
Boo Boo that's our French Poodle's name and she's a cutie.....just thought I would add that.

At any rate...has anyone brought up the Murdering Lib Activist Ira Einhorn...Guess good ole Ira is still livin it up in France or somewhere in Europe when his defense attorney ARLEN THE TOAD SPECTER dropped the ball, Einhorn was found guilty in absentia for the murder of his g/f after he fled...Not sure if he was ever apprehended..

45 posted on 04/29/2009 8:54:54 PM PDT by KLT (A damn Yankee, from the great state of Mississippi....Go Freepers Go!)
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To: Panzerlied

Oh now this makes me smile.


46 posted on 04/29/2009 9:10:21 PM PDT by mockingbyrd (From the God Who brought you the plague of frogs and boils comes......OBAMA!!!!)
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To: Panzerlied

Oh now this makes me smile.


47 posted on 04/29/2009 9:10:21 PM PDT by mockingbyrd (From the God Who brought you the plague of frogs and boils comes......OBAMA!!!!)
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To: Panzerlied

48 posted on 04/29/2009 9:17:10 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: Clintonfatigued; yongin; Galactic Overlord-In-Chief; fieldmarshaldj

Sestak smells like Jim Webb.


49 posted on 04/30/2009 12:14:25 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Panzerlied

I’ll personally donate money to any challenger to spectraitor in the dem primary.


50 posted on 04/30/2009 5:38:12 AM PDT by Darwin Fish
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