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Specter contradicts Reid, suggests he won’t ‘always’ break GOP filibusters.

By Satyam Khanna on May 7, 2009 at 4:20 pm

"Specter contradicts Reid, suggests he won’t ‘always’ break GOP filibusters."


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Yesterday on MSNBC, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) implied that newly-minted Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter (PA) would always vote with Democrats to break GOP filibusters. “On procedural votes he’ll be with us all the time,” Reid said. Watch it:

Today, however, Fox News’s Trish Turner caught up with Specter, who disputed Reid’s characterization. Turner reports: “Specter merely smiled and repeated several times, ‘I’m going to have to talk to Sen. Reid about that.’” A Reid spokesman clarified the Nevada senator’s statement, saying he was trying to be “hopeful and optimistic.”

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