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GOP Sen. Arlen Specter to Run as a Democrat in 2010

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Talk about your seismic shifts!

From WTAE in Pittsburgh:

Veteran Republican Sen. Arlen Specter disclosed plans Tuesday to switch parties, a move intended to boost his chances of winning re-election next year that will also push Democrats closer to a 60-vote filibuster-resistant majority.

"I now find my political philosophy more in line with Democrats than Republicans," Specter said in a statement posted on a Web site devoted to Pennsylvania politics . . .

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