Specter and Pennsylvania

I’ve noted earlier the situation in Pennsylvania where Arlen Specter (moderate Republican) is being challenged by the much more conservative Pat Toomey.

This Rasmussen poll noted at TPM shows the uphill battle Specter will have in the primary (where party activists, who form the more extreme core of the Republican party).

But the problem for the party is that though Specter would be the favored candidate in a general election, Toomey looks now to be almost certain to lose.

But doubling down on extremism is the game the Republicans are now playing across the boards.


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