Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania Senator, Is Dead at 82

Arlen Specter, the longtime Pennyslyvania senator who left the Republican party in 2009 to join the Democrats but then went on to lose his 2010 Senate.

Arlen Specter, D-Pa., at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, longtime Senate moderate and architect of one-bullet theory in JFK death, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. He was 82.

Former senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, one of the nation's most durable political figures who during three decades in the Senate became known for his command of constitutional law, died of cancer on Sunday at his home in Philadelphia. He was 82.

Former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter passed away today after a long battle with cancer. He was 82. Born in Kansas, his family eventually settled in Philadelphia. After serving in the Korean War, Specter attended Yale Law

US Senator Arlen Specter, whose political career took him from Philadelphia City Hall to the US Congress, has died after another bout with cancer.