Specter Named 'Comrade of the Month' by Club for Growth

By Chris Good

One day after Club for Growth President Pat Toomey said he may challenge Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) in a 2010 primary, the group's members have voted Specter as the group's "Comrade of the Month" along with Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Olympia Snow (R-ME) for their votes in favor of President Obama's stimulus package.

"While Senators Specter, Collins, and Snowe tout the stimulus bill as a compromise, it was more of a capitulation to the Democrats than anything else.  Had these three senators voted with the rest of their party, President Obama would have been forced to engage the Republicans in a genuine compromise.  Instead, American taxpayers are saddled with an $800 billion bill that will do little to stimulate the economy," Club for Growth Executive Director David Keating said in the group's press release.

86 percent of the Club's members voted to give the award to Specter, Collins, and Snowe; at least we know how they would vote if Toomey did, indeed, run.

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