Former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter Dies

The former U.S. Senator died Sunday morning, according to several sources.

Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter died Sunday morning due to complications from non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, according to reports from numerous news agencies. Specter was 82.

The Pennsylvania senator was elected to the Senate in 1980 and served for 30 years, which is longer than any other Pennsylvania senator. He lost the seat in 2010 after switching from the Republican to the Democratic party and losing a primary campaign against Joe Sestak.

Specter suffered a number of illnesses over the past two decades.

For a full report from CNN, including a brief biography, click here.

Numerous sources are reporting on his life, career, and death, including KDKA, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.

Terry Jones October 15, 2012 at 02:21 PM
R.I.P. Arlen Specter.


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