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Arlen Specter, Rand Paul and the Oldest Rule in Politics

One quick point before I hop a plane back to DC — as you’re absorbing the media and the punditry’s attempts to Understand The Meaning of Tuesday’s primary losses by Arlen Spector in Pennsylvania and Trey Grayson in Kentucky (see: “Specter Defeat Signals a Wave Against Incumbents”), don’t forget the classic observation that all politics is local. In Pennsylvania, it shouldn’t be that big a surprise that Democratic primary voters decided to pick an actual Democrat to represent them rather than a party-switcher against whom many of them had been fighting for years.

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