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Arlen Specter's Website Looked A Lot Like Mitt Romney's

Mitt Romney has attacked Rick Santorum for his previous endorsement of Republican-turned-Democrat Arlen Specter in 2004 over the more conservative Pat Toomey. But Specter, who today was called a "liberal" in a Romney for President ad, looked a lot more like Mitt Romney than Rick Santorum on the issues page of his own website. Specter's positions below — with the exception of an NRA endorsement Specter got and Romney didn't — are drawn from 2010, when Specter ran as a Democrat. (Via the Internet Archive.)

Posted on February 24, 2012, at 4:58 p.m. ET

Romney on Gay Rights in 2002

Arlen Specter on gay rights in 2010.

Mitt Romney on the minimum wage in 2002

Arlen Specter on the minimum wage in 2010


Mitt Romney in 2002 on abortion.

Arlen Specter in 2002 on abortion

Mitt Romney in 2002: A message to union members

Arlen Specter in 2010: A letter to union members.

Mitt Romney in 2002 calls for strict gun laws

Arlen Specter in 2004 endorsed by the NRA