PHILADELPHIA –on Tuesday lost a Democratic primary in his bid for a sixth term after taking the risky step of switching from the .
Voters picked Republican Party defection.as the party's nominee and rejected the 80-year-old Specter in his first Democratic campaign since his
And according to RasmussenReports.com , Gov. Charlie Crist (I-FL), Republican turned Independent, has lost his lead over Marco Rubio in the race for US Senate:
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in Florida finds Republican Marco Rubio with 39% support, while Crist earns 31% of the vote and Democrat Kendrick Meek trails at 18%. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided.
Two weeks ago, just after Crist announced that he was running as an independent, he held a 38% to 34% advantage over Rubio.The latest numbers parallel the findings in April two weeks before Crist announced he was quitting the Republican Primary race.
Two turncoats who think that their self-interest is more important than the will of the people.
As a Florida voter, I hope that the Specter loss is a foreshadowing of what is in store for Charlie Crist come November. Politicians like Arlen Specter and Charlie Crist are only out for their own self interest. Arlen got what was coming to him and I sincerely hope that Charlie gets the same treatment.
Politicians who think that they can game the system and fool their constituents by changing parties should learn a lesson from Senator Specter's loss today. The Democrats in Pennsylvania didn't fall for it and neither will the people of Florida when the November elections roll around.
I don't know what will happen in Pennsylvania when Sestak faces the Republican candidate, Pat Toomey, in the Pennsylvania general election for U.S. Senator. According to these polls, Toomey is leading Sestak. Let's hope that continues to be true.
And as for Florida...my prayers are that Charlie Crist will have what Arlen Specter had today...a rude awakening.
Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate.