On May 18, 2010, Pennsylvania Senator Specter was defeated by Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania's Democratic Primary election 54% to 46% (Sestak 564,444 votes to Specter's 481,566). Due to that event, Specter's senate career ended on January 3, 2011. (He seriously ran for US President in 1996. See a variety of his campaign buttons, here.)
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Over Specter's long and notable legislative career, numerous sources from within the U.S. Senate reported that they found it difficult to work with him. For example, when Specter was still a Republican, Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott needed him to sign off on an appropriations bill. However, Specter refused to sign the document unless Lott flew out to Pennsylvania to attend two fund raisers for him. Lott agreed, but this incident only contributed to reputation which earned Specter the nickname "Snarlin' Arlen.".[*] Similarly, Specter gained a reputation among U.S. Embassy staff for condescending treatment and unreasonable demands such as organizing squash tournaments on his behalf.Behind the scenes, of course, Specter did always have the Warren Commission on his mind.
* "John J. Miller on Arlen Specter on National Review Online". Old.nationalreview.com. http://old.nationalreview.com/flashback/miller200403260926.asp. Retrieved June 13, 2010. Note 56.
* Monday, April 26, 2004 12:01 A.M. EDT (April 26, 2004). "John Fund on the Trail - WSJ.com". Opinionjournal.com. http://www.opinionjournal.com/diary/?id=110005003. Retrieved June 13, 2010.
Years later after the Warren Commission, Specter was the initial attorney of Ira Einhorn, the "unicorn killer," a one-time friend of Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin. Einhorn was a big player in the environmental movement; just ask him for he claimed he invented "Earth Day." Einhorn was arrested for killing Holly Maddux and was at first represented by Arlen Specter. Einhorn's bail was not paid by him but by Barbara Bronfman, a member of the family who owns Seagram's.