Arlen Specter: Policy Before Party
A Presentation by Evan Laine
Wednesday, July 28 at 7 pm
Evan Laine, MA, JD, Associate Professor of History at Thomas Jefferson University and Faculty Director of the Arlen Specter Center at the University, examines Senator Arlen Specter’s decades-long career through storytelling and photographs as covered in his book Arlen Specter: Scandals, Conspiracies, and Crisis in Focus.
Laine will discuss how Specter regularly put policy before party, often to the detriment of his career. In particular, he will discuss on how Specter defeated his party’s filibuster attempt to prevent President Obama’s stimulus package from coming into law after the economy collapsed due to the bursting of the housing bubble. He will also discuss Specter’s change of party from Republican to Democrat.
There will be time for questions after the presentation. Laine’s book, Arlen Specter: Scandals, Conspiracies, and Crisis in Focus, is available on Amazon.
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