White House distances Obama from Specter

Veteran Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania discusses his conversion to the Democratic Party at the White House with President Barack Obama, left, in Washington, Wednesday, April 29, 2009.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

May 18, 2010 10:07:08 AM PDT
The White House is seeking to distance President Barack Obama from longtime Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter as the Democrat faces shaky election prospects in Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary.

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