Arlen Specter

Longtime Pennsylvania Senator

Arlen Specter was an incredible man. I'm not sure we will see another like him, and if we don't, America will be the worse for it. His persistence and tenacity were legendary. He was a fighter of epic proportions.

Three times he battled cancer. Twice, his incredible will brought the disease to its knees. Even after it returned again, his spirit was as strong as ever. Sadly, he did not win that last battle. He was 82 when he died on Oct. 14. But it was that same fighting spirit that caused him to never give up in his public life....

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