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Monday, February 9, 2009

Specter to vote with Dem's on "Employee Free Choice Act" too?

Republican colleague says Specter will vote for free choice act
By Alex Roarty,
PolitickerPA.com Reporter

U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Philadelphia) will most likely break with his Republican colleagues when the Employee Free Choice Act comes up for a vote, U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said on a conference call with bloggers Thursday.

This would mean Senate Democrats would need only one more vote for a filibuster-proof majority.

Specter's potential defection comes just as opponents, both Democrats and Republicans, begin lining up to challenge the long-term incumbent in 2010. Although voting for the bill would likely help Specter in a general election, it could leave him vulnerable in the primary.

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