"I welcome Senator Specter to the Democratic Party. He is a strong leader who has done great work on behalf of the people of Pennsylvania regardless of their political affiliation.
"Arlen Specter did not leave the Republican Party -- the Republican Party left him. Today's Pennsylvania Republican party is a far cry from the party of (former U.S. Senators) John Heinz, Hugh Scott and Govs. Bill Scranton and Tom Ridge."
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
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Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell issued the following statement in response to U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter's announcement that he has joined the Democratic Party: