Arlen Specter was one of only three Republican senators who voted for the economic stimulus plan -- and the only one up for re-election in 2010. "It's a good plan -- not a perfect plan -- but a good plan, and I'll take my chances," Specter said on CNN.
That doesn't mean he's sitting back, while the conservative National Republican Trust PAC threatens to back a primary opponent. Continuing the tradition of out-of-town politicians heading to donor-rich Florida, Specter is slated to attend a "cigar and cocktail reception" Friday at the Miami Beach home of GOP consultant Roger Stone.
Co-hosts include Broward Republican Chairman Chip LaMarca, lobbyist and former U.S. Rep. Larry Smith (isn't he a Democrat?), and attorneys Hugo Arza, Scott Rothstein, Stuart Rosenfeldt, and William Rubin.