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Toomey Whacks Specter on EFCA Soul-Searching

When Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) switched parties, Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform told me that it could have been worse; Specter was still blocking

Elisa Mueller
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | May 14, 2009

When Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) switched parties, Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform told me that it could have been worse; Specter was still blocking the Senate from a vote on the Employee Free Choice Act. Today Specter is hinting that he might support a compromise, and the Toomey campaign is firing back through communications director Nachama Soloveichik:

Arlen Specter had the right position on Card Check for a grand total of six weeks … this kind of power-hungry flip-flopping is exactly the kind of behavior that upsets Pennsylvania voters — regardless of their party affiliation.

The Toomey campaign hasn’t really tweaked its issue menu or its messaging since this stopped being a primary.

Elisa Mueller | Elisa Mueller was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to a mother who taught reading and a father who taught film. As a result, she spent an excessive amount of her childhood reading books and watching movies. She went to the University of Kansas for college, where she earned bachelor's degrees in English and journalism. She moved to New York City and worked for Entertainment Weekly magazine for ten years, visiting film sets all over the world.

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