Is Pennsylvania ready for Sen. Matthews?

MSNBC's Chris Matthews, long rumored to be eyeing Arlen Specter's seat, reportedly met with state Democrats about a possible run.

By Alex Koppelman
Published November 26, 2008 11:39PM (UTC)
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MSNBC's Chris Matthews has long been rumored to have an eye on Republican Sen. Arlen Specter's seat in Matthews' home state of Pennsylvania. But a new Los Angeles Times report suggests the story has gone past rumor.

In Wednesday's Times, Josh Drobnyk reports that "this week [Matthews] sat down with state Democrats to discuss the prospect of taking on the five-term GOP senator."


As Politico's Michael Calderone notes, Matthews' contract with his network only goes through June 2009. Specter is up for re-election in 2010.

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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