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Specter To Switch Parties, Republicans May Lose Filibuster Power

Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania caused a surprising turn of events for Washington today when he said he would switch to the Democratic party, possibly taking away enough Republican's Senate filibuster votes.

If Democrat Al Franken is eventually sworn in as the next senator from Minnesota, and Specter successfully switches parties when he runs again in 2010, the Democrats will be able to advance President Obama's agenda more smoothly.

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Posted:April 28, 2009 at 11:55AM
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Specter To Switch Parties, Republicans May Lose Filibuster Power