Specter to write a third book

Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) is facing a challenging primary race, and perhaps an even more challenging general-election battle with former Rep. Patrick Toomey (R-Pa.) this November. But that won’t stop the 80-year-old cancer survivor from writing a book.

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A Republican-turned-Democrat, Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.) has seen the inside of both parties, and he told reporters Monday in Philadelphia that he’s considering writing a book about his experience. Specter said he has some “special insights” that he could share in the book, though he declined to go into detail.

Specter’s second book, Never Give In: Battling Cancer in the Senate, came out in 2008.