Specter surprised by Prime Rib party

Gov. Rendell lured U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter to the Prime Rib (17th & Locust) Sunday night where a group of old friends surprised the outgoing senator with a dinner party to celebrate his 30 years on Capitol Hill. Appeals Court Judge Midge Rendell, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts and VP David L. Cohen, incoming U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan, electrician's union Local 98 leader John Dougherty, attorney Dick Sprague, political consultant Charles Breslin, radio host and Daily News columnist Michael Smerconish and attorney Steve Harmelin were among guests celebrating with Specter and the senator's wife Joan, a former City Councilwoman, and their lawyer son Shanin.

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