Poll Shows Ridge Competitive Against Specter in Pennsylvania Race
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge would give Sen. Arlen Specter a run for his money if he challenges the party-switching senator in the 2010 Senate race, according to a new poll out Monday.
The Quinnipiac University poll showed Ridge with 43 percent to Specter's 46 percent in a hypothetical general election match-up. Ridge is far from a declared candidate, but speculation built over the weekend that the former homeland security secretary is considering making a bid to be the Republican nominee -- after Specter switched from Republican to Democrat last week.
The new poll also found that Ridge would lead 47-to-37 percent among independents if he enters the race. If the GOP nominee is Toomey, the poll showed independents backing Specter by 45-to-36 percent.
All of the political pundits we're saying last week that Specter's switch all but assured he would win re-election. Keep in mind these numbers are before any campaigning. There is also the very real possibility that the Dem label may not be so hot next year the way the economy is going. I also believe that in the long run, switching could hurt his credibility.
It would do my heart good to see him burned on his disloyalty.
Although we will miss these little gems from him.
Specter Claims Kemp Would Be Alive if Congress Better Funded Medical Research
On CBS' "Face the Nation," Sen. Arlen Specter suggests that one of the reasons he left the GOP was because it did not share his interest in funding medical research.
In other words, Jack Kemp died because the GOP didn't fund cancer research. This is the genius the Dems are thrilled to get.