Specter's supporters, as he faces conservative Rep. Pat Toomey's challenge in the April 27 Pennsylvania Republican primary, have included George Soros, Harold Ickes Jr., Ron Carey, Arthur Coia, Richard Ben-Veniste, Alan Dershowitz and the International Association of Fire Fighters.
That's a left-wing all-star team. Specter will become chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee next year as a Republican in good standing who is also a favorite senator in liberal-labor circles. When organized labor has needed a vote, Specter has been there, explaining why many of Bush's enemies are Specter's friends.
Monday, April 19, 2004
Robert Novak looks at those who hate Bush but support Arlen Specter.
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