Specter stripped of seniority after all

Part of the deal with Harry Reid was Arlen Specter would keep his seniority ranking even after a party switch. Someone didn’t exactly keep his word.

Specter has been citing his seniority on the Appropriations Committee as he hits the campaign trail as a Democrat.

“My senior position on Appropriations has enabled me to bring a lot of jobs and a lot of federal funding to this state,” Specter said at a town hall meeting on Monday.

Over and over, he made a point of telling an auditorium filled with medical faculty and staff about the hundreds of millions of dollars he delivered to the Keystone State, thanks to the power he’s accumulated in his 29 years in the Senate.

It looks like seniority was an important talking point for Specter. Time will tell how this maneuver pans out.