Arlen J. Specter (February 12, 1930 – October 14, 2012) by Gabe Lorden,

Arlen J. Specter (February 12, 1930 – October 14, 2012) by Gabe Lorden,

Who would have thought someone would bring up former PA Senator Arlen Specter in tonight's GOP debate? In any event, here's a video of Specter doing stand-up comedy back in December. (h/t Niels Lesniewski)

Who would have thought someone would bring up former PA Senator Arlen Specter in tonight's GOP debate? In any event, here's a video of Specter doing stand-up comedy back in December. (h/t Niels Lesniewski)

Arlen Specter Dead: Former Senator Dies From Complications Of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

Arlen Specter Dead: Former Senator Dies From Complications Of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

In 2003 during his studies at Stanford University, from which he graduated in 2004, Ben Savage interned for U.S. Senator Arlen Specter. He  made his big acting comeback in 2014 reprising his role as Cory Matthews in the "Boy Meets World" spin‐off "Girl Meets World."

In 2003 during his studies at Stanford University, from which he graduated in 2004, Ben Savage interned for U.S. Senator Arlen Specter. He made his big acting comeback in 2014 reprising his role as Cory Matthews in the "Boy Meets World" spin‐off "Girl Meets World."

Arlen Specter was the former Philadelphia District Attorney and five-time senator who helped reauthorize the Patriot Act. Learn more at Biography.com.

Arlen Specter was the former Philadelphia District Attorney and five-time senator who helped reauthorize the Patriot Act. Learn more at Biography.com.

Whatever his rhetoric, Santorum at the end of the day embraced many of the big government initiatives of the Bush administration, including the Medicare prescription drug plan. Though he now speaks out against earmarks, he took them while in the Senate. He also pushed milk supports for dairy farmers in rural Pennsylvania. And who can forget the fact thathe endorsed Arlen Specter over Pat Toomey in the 2004 GOP Senate primary in Pennsylvania. And we all know how that turned out -- Specter…

Whatever his rhetoric, Santorum at the end of the day embraced many of the big government initiatives of the Bush administration, including the Medicare prescription drug plan. Though he now speaks out against earmarks, he took them while in the Senate. He also pushed milk supports for dairy farmers in rural Pennsylvania. And who can forget the fact thathe endorsed Arlen Specter over Pat Toomey in the 2004 GOP Senate primary in Pennsylvania. And we all know how that turned out -- Specter…

Sen. Arlen Specter, who died Sunday

Sen. Arlen Specter, who died Sunday

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