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Sestak Takes Down Specter in PA

U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter on Tuesday was defeated in a Democratic primary in his bid for a sixth term after taking the risky step of switching from the GOP. Voters picked U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak as the party’s nominee and rejected the 80-year-old Specter in his first Democratic campaign.

Breaking News: Senator Arlen Spector Switches Parties

The Washington Post is reporting that Republican senator Arlen Spector has decided to switch parites and is becoming a Democrat.  This news, with the pending seating of Al Franken in Minnesota, would give the Democrats a filibuster-proof 60 seat majority in the Senate. Specter told the paper: “I have decided to run for re-election in 2010 in…