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  Sen. Specter Faces Tough Challenge in Pennsylvania
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News DateTuesday, April 27, 2004 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionModerate Republican Sen. Arlen Specter, facing the toughest primary race of any incumbent senator, fought for his political life on Tuesday against a conservative challenge that could influence the battles for control of the Senate and White House.

Specter, a four-term senator from Pennsylvania and one of the last of the Senate's moderate Republicans, went into Tuesday's voting with a narrow lead in polls over conservative Rep. Pat Toomey in a race seen by both sides as an ideological struggle for the party's future.

An upset defeat of Specter would give Democrats an unexpected shot at picking up a Senate seat in the swing state of Pennsylvania, where Democrats narrowly outnumber Republicans.
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