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Arlen Specter, aka Phil Spector, according to the new Livesteez, is switching sides, from Republican to Democrat:

Pennsylvania Republican Senator Arlen Spector announced today that he will be leaving the GOP in favor of the Democratic party. The switch is big news for the President’s party, as it means that Democrats will likely have a filibuster-proof majority of 60 votes in the U.S. Senate. The 60-vote mark is contingent on Al Franken holding onto his long-contested win in Minnesota. Spector was one of only three GOP senators to vote for President Obama’s $787 billion stimulus plan – a move that angered many of the senator’s Republican peers. The 5-term veteran was expected to face a very tough primary challenge in 2010 from former Rep. Pat Toomey, reports CNN. Toomey nearly bested Specter in 2004.

“I have decided to run for re-election in 2010 in the Democratic primary,” said Specter in a statement. “I am ready, willing and anxious to take on all comers and have my candidacy for re-election determined in a general election.”

When asked about the switch, Specter said he is leaving the Republican Party because it “has moved far to the right” and away from being a “big tent,” reports USA Today. He continued, saying that he feels that his “political philosophy more in line with Democrats than Republicans.”

Welcome to the real RIGHT side…

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