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  Pa. Conservative Seeks Upset in Senate
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News DateTuesday, April 27, 2004 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionSen. Arlen Specter, one of the Republican Party's leading moderates, tried to beat back a surprisingly stiff challenge in Pennsylvania's GOP primary Tuesday from a conservative congressman who branded him a RINO - Republican In Name Only.

The race between Specter, 74, who was seeking his fifth term, and Rep. Pat Toomey, 42, was expected to go down to the wire as the candidates made last-minute appeals to the state's 3.1 million Republicans.

The closely watched contest represented perhaps the most serious primary challenge to any Senate incumbent this season.
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