Thursday, December 18, 2014

Specter: I am going ahead with re-election

A mention by U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter about undergoing chemotherapy treatment today inadvertantly created the impression he was receiving treatment again, leading the noon newscast of WPVI-TV in Philadelphia..

Specter: I am going ahead with re-election

Sen. Arlen Specter, shown in a July 13 photo.
Sen. Arlen Specter, shown in a July 13 photo. RON EDMONDS / Associated Press

A mention by U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter about undergoing chemotherapy treatment today inadvertantly created the impression he was receiving treatment again, leading the noon newscast of WPVI-TV in Philadelphia..

At a Judiciary Committee hearing at which it approved Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court, Specter said he had watery eyes due to chemotherapy.

He went on to say that he was “not infirm in any way” and was going ahead with plans to seek re-election.

His office said the chemotherapy in question was last year. WPVI corrected its newscast.

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