Arlen Specter: Senate Tenure Not Defined By Party Label

WASHINGTON — As Arlen Specter leaves the Senate after 30 years, the one-time corruption-busting Philadelphia prosecutor and architect of the “single-bullet theory” of the John F. Kennedy assassination says he wouldn’t change a thing ab…

WASHINGTON — As Arlen Specter leaves the Senate after 30 years, the one-time corruption-busting Philadelphia prosecutor and architect of the “single-bullet theory” of the John F. Kennedy assassination says he wouldn’t change a thing about his zig-zag-zig political path.

Specter began and ended – for now – his political life as a Democrat and spent the intervening four decades as a Republican. But he sees himself as an independent who often bucked party leadership – ultimately ending his career.

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