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10 Senators Who Switched Parties
Senators Who Switched Parties
03.29.13, 02:37 PM CDT

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‹‹ Richard Shelby


Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter's recent announcement of his switch in party affiliation, from Republican to Democrat, represents an important moment in Obama’s administration as well as a blow to the GOP. But Specter is hardly the first senator to cross party lines completely. In fact, Specter’s switch marks the 21st time asenator has changed parties while serving since 1890.

Here, we take a look at some of the more notable examples.

‹‹ Richard Shelby

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