Specter: Coleman Should Win

In an irreverent interview with The New York Times Magazine’ Deborah Solomon, Sen. Arlen Specter says Norm Coleman should win the contested Minnesota Senate seat—to the chagrin, surely, of his Democratic supporters, who want him to toe the party line. “There’s still time for the Minnesota courts to do justice and declare Norm Coleman the winner,” he said, in response to Solomon asking if he minded that there will be no more Republican Jews in the Senate. Specter, who recently declared himself a Democrat, kept a light tone for the interview, saying of former Sen. Bob Dole, whom he grew up with in Kansas: “From reliable sources, he did not need Viagra then.”