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Specter's final pitch to Pa. voters: 'Experience and seniority'

It was the dog days of August when Rep. Joe Sestak announced his bid against incumbent Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter, who had the backing of President Obama, Vice President Biden, Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Pa.), the state party organization and almost every key labor union. Many national party leaders believed the backing of such prominent figures would overcome doubts about the more than 28 years Specter spent as a Republican representing Pennsylvania in the Senate. But those party leaders at the so-called "grass tops" have not exactly nailed down support for Specter at the true grass-roots level.

By Paul Kane  |  May 17, 2010; 7:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (69)
Categories:  2010 Election , 44 The Obama Presidency , 50 States , About The Trail , Battlegrounds , Candidates , Capitol Briefing , Cast of Characters , Democratic Party , Economy , Election Day , Health Care , Health Care , Hill Transition , Joe Biden , Northeast / Mid-Atlantic , Primaries , The Democrats  
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Specter To Switch Parties

Updated By Chris Cillizza Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter will switch his party affiliation from Republican...

By Web Politics Editor  |  April 28, 2009; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Clyburn Pooh-Poohs Bipartisanship

Already facing strong GOP opposition to some of his policy ideas, President Obama may face another challenge to bringing about a new era of bipartisanship in Washington: Congressional Democrats.

By Web Politics Editor  |  January 23, 2009; 3:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (75)
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Clinton Nomination Vote Delayed

The Senate delayed a vote on Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's nomination to become secretary of state after a Republican lawmaker objected to a planned voice vote today.

By Web Politics Editor  |  January 20, 2009; 3:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Obama to Address House Republican Conference

House Republicans have invited President-elect Barack Obama to speak before the entire GOP conference, hoping to set a different tone to the partisan wars of the last two years in which congressional Democrats battled President Bush.

By Web Politics Editor  |  January 12, 2009; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
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Obama Softens Stance on Burris

By Anne E. Kornblut President-elect Barack Obama said on Wednesday he would accept Roland Burris...

By Web Politics Editor  |  January 7, 2009; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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