Will the Kagan Nomination Seal Specter's Defeat?
1:01 PM, May 10, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Poor Arlen Specter. After a poll showed him trailing Democratic primary challenger Joe Sestak by 5 points, President Obama's nomination of Elena Kagan couldn't have come at a worse time. In 2009, Specter voted against Kagan's confirmation to be solicitor general. With Kagan in the news in the week preceding the May 18 primary, Sestak should be able to use this vote to his advantage.
Republicans on Capitol Hill are also highlighting Specter's letter to Kagan following her 2009 hearing. Specter wrote at the time that he was "puzzled" by her "responses, which do not provide clear answers concerning important constitutional and legal issues."
A Republican aide on Capitol Hill writes:
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