Specter to Formally Declare Candidacy in Spring


Sen. Arlen Specter announced Saturday he will formally declare his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination this spring.

Specter, 65, a moderate from Pennsylvania and the only abortion-rights supporter in the Republican field, made the announcement at a news conference here.

"After 100 days of exploratory travels, I have decided that I will make a formal announcement this spring of my candidacy for the Republican nomination," he said.

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