I admired him as a man, and as an elected official. He served the United States of America and the people of the State of Pennsylvania diligently and with honor for nearly 30 years. Senator Specter never backed down from a fight and he was a key figure in many divisive battles. Today, the world has lost a kind man and a great leader. His passing is most certainly a loss to us all; as it is to his family.
We extended our heartfelt and deepest condolences to his family, and to his friends and colleagues, of many years, in the U.S. Senate. May you rest in peace Arlen!