Exclusive Video: Arlen Specter Credited Santorum With '04 Win
Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum has been forced to defend his endorsement of moderate Republican turned Democrat Arlen Specter in the 2004 Pennsylvania Senate primary. Santorum downplays his close connection to his former Senate colleague, but in this video of a fall 2006 fundraiser — shot by Stephen Robert Morse for an upcoming documentary and provided to BuzzFeed — Specter says, "Without his help I would not have been reelected, and I'm going to use every once of my energy to spread the word about what a good man he is."
Rick Santorum's YouTube Channel Still Touts Arlen Specter's Endorsement
In 2006 the Republican Presidential candidate proudly featured the endorsement of the Republican turned Democrat Senator from Pennsylvania. Romney hit Santorum tonight for his endorsement of Specter over the more conservative Pat Toomey in the 2004 Republican primary.