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COUNCILWOMAN BASS RELEASES STATEMENT ON PASSING OF SENATOR ARLEN SPECTER
Today, Cindy Bass, Councilwoman for the 8th District, released the following statement on the passing of former US Senator Arlen Specter.“I am saddened by the loss of Senator Arlen Specter. Senator Specter was a true champion for Philadelphia and consistently fought hard in Washington for the needs of its citizens.“Having had the opportunity to interact with Senator Specter on many occasions, I can say that he was always kind and gracious, and was a real man of the people.“My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.”
Marcel Groen, Chairman of the Montgomery County Democratic Committee
Senator Arlen Specter was a giant in Pennsylvania politics. His intellect, character and work ethic served the people of Pennsylvania extremely well . Despite the fact that for most of his career we were on opposite sides of the political aisle, Sen. Specter was a moderate in the best sense of the word, and eschewed the ideological extremes that are so prevalent today.Our condolences and best wishes go out to the Specter family and all his friends. Sen. Specter will be greatly missed.
The Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) will air a special LIVE PCN Call-In program in memory of the Senator on Tuesday, October 16 beginning at 8:00 p.m.