“I’m not embarrassed to say that I know how to govern without being an extremist,” Straus said.
A civil war is brewing in the Republican Party between moderates and Tea Party conservatives. The schism is also dividing Jewish GOP supporters.
New York City’s billionaire mayor, Michael Bloomberg, said on Tuesday he would commit at least $10 million ahead of the Nov. 6 election to support moderate candidates who share his support for gun control, same-sex marriage and education reform.
Arlen Specter tenaciously hewed to his own path. He was ubiquitous in Philadelphia, but never followed conventional wisdom, even when it came to his Jewish identity.
Former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter, an iconic moderate Jewish force for more than four decades, has died of complications from lymphoma.
Former longtime Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania confirmed that he is fighting a new battle with cancer — and vowed to beat the deadly disease.