Arlen Specter: Santorum's motives for 2004 endorsement 'flatly not true'


On Wednesday, Santorum defended himself from Mitt Romney's attack over his past support of Specter in the GOP presidential debate by saying he had made a deal with Specter, who promised to support former President George W. Bush's Supreme Court nominees. But Specter has since denied there was ever a deal.

“That is flatly not true,” he said on MSNBC. “We never had any such conversation. It would be improper to make a commitment on the vote before I knew who the nominee was and I knew whether the nominee was qualified.”

Specter campaigned for Santorum in 1994 and 2006. Santorum reciprocated for Specter in 1996 and 2004. Specter switched party affiliation in 2010 from Republican to Democrat.

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