Unfortunately, Arlen Specter, a man with a consistently anti-life voting record,
won the Republican primary yesterday. I, for my part, registered Republican (having
been a Democrat since I was 18) specifically for the purpose of voting out Specter.
The good news is that Toomy upset Specter in Allegheny County.
Survives Primary Challenge
Veteran Senator Narrowly Defeats Conservative Opponent in Pa. Vote
By Charles Babington, Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, April 28, 2004; Page A04
“Sen. Arlen Specter, a centrist Republican who frequently bucks his party’s
orthodoxy on social and fiscal issues, held off a fierce intraparty challenge from
the right yesterday when Pennsylvania GOP voters nominated him for a fifth Senate
in narrow win
Pennsylvania senator fends off challenger Toomey
Wednesday, April 28, 2004 Posted: 7:28 AM EDT (1128 GMT)
“PHILADELPHIA , Pennsylvania (CNN) — Veteran GOP Sen. Arlen Specter narrowly
won a shot at a fifth term, after a close primary battle with Rep. Pat Toomey, who
argued to Pennsylvanians that Specter simply wasn’t conservative enough.”
By Slim Margin
Wed Apr 28, 7:14 AM ET
“U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter held off a surprisingly stiff challenge from U.S.
Rep. Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania’s Republican primary.”