Longtime senator from Pennsylvania Arlen Specter has passed at the age of 82.
RIP Arlen Specter. I had the great pleasure of having lunch with him this past summer. Just a remarkable life.
— John Miller (@ScribeMiller) October 14, 2012
— Marlena Baldacci (@MarlenaCNN) October 14, 2012
rest in peace arlen specter.
— pragmatist petard (@myownpetard) October 14, 2012
He had been battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
I was one of the few who really liked Arlen Specter. Sad to see him go.
— Harry Enten (@ForecasterEnten) October 14, 2012
Wow terrible, Arlen was a wonderful person, may he RIP RT @GGPolitics: BREAKING: Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania has died.
— Isaac Rodriguez (@isaacfromCT) October 14, 2012
Very sad to hear of Arlen Specter's death. Met him and once testified before his committee.
— Nigel Cameron (@nigelcameron) October 14, 2012
Specter served 30 years in the U.S. Senate, a Pennsylvania record.
Update: The president and vice president have added their statements on Specter’s death.
Arlen Specter changed lives through years of service in the Senate with toughness, resolve, and fierce independence. He will be missed. -bo
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 14, 2012
Our Nation has lost a dedicated public servant who served his country with strength, grit and determination. –VP on Sen. Arlen Specter
— Vice President Biden (@VP) October 14, 2012