Arlen Specter is the Senior Democratic Party U.S. Senator from the State of Pennsylvania. We was born is 1930. He was part of the Democratic Movement until 1965, where he then changed his political beliefs to republican so he could then take on the Democratic D.A. of Philadelphia. He was given a Senate Seat in 1980. His views on Gun Control, Crime and National Security are known as Conservative. However his views on Immigration, Abortion Rights and the Environment are liberal.
Although Arlen Specter spent 44 years as a Republican, in April 2009 he let everyone know that he was returning back to becoming a Democrat. If he didn’t return to becoming a Republican, he would have had a hard time beating Pat Toomey in the 2010 Republican Senatorian Primary. His voting record switched to a more center-left since switching political ideologies. This year he’ll be competing with Joe Sestak in the 2010 Democratic Primary.
Arlen Specter was born in Kansas in the city of Wichita. He took classes at the University of Oklahoma. His major was in International Relations. He was also an officer in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War with the Office of Special Investiations. Later he graduated from Yale Law School, an Ivy League school and passed the Pennsylvania State Bar Exam. Later that year he settled down and opened up a Law Firm called Specter & Katz.
He also took a role as part of the investigation of the assasination of John F. Kennedy. Arlen Specter took a big role on the Single Bullet Theory, which mentions that the fatal gunshot wounds to Kennedy and Texas Governor John Connally were both inflicted with the same bullet. This theory basically implies that there was only one, not two assassins involved in the John F. Kennedy murder.
No Senator has held a Senate Seat as long as Arlen Specter has in the State of Pennsylvania, running a full 5 terms. His approval rating with democrats is quite a bit higher than republicans respectively. T.J. Rooney who is part of the Democratic Party suggested that Joe Sestak drop out against Arlen, and that he would rather see Joe Sestak in Congress and would hate to lose such a good Congressman.