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Ex-centrist Specter died fighting for moderation

FILE – In this Monday, March 29, 2010, file photo, Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., leads a Senate field hearing, in Philadelphia. Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, longtime Senate moderate and architect of one-bullet theory in JFK death, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. He was 82. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

FILE – In this Monday, March 29, 2010, file photo, Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., leads a Senate field hearing, in Philadelphia. Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, longtime Senate moderate and architect of one-bullet theory in JFK death, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. He was 82. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

FILE – In a June 29, 2010 file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., left, talks with committee member Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a break in Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s confirmation hearing before the committee. Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, longtime Senate moderate and architect of one-bullet theory in JFK death, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. He was 82. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

FILE – In this Sept. 15, 2009 file photo, President Barack Obama arrives at a fundraising event for Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, longtime Senate moderate and architect of one-bullet theory in JFK death, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. He was 82. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

FILE – In a May 27, 2010 file photo, President Barack Obama greets Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., at an event honoring Jewish American Heritage Month in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, longtime Senate moderate and architect of one-bullet theory in JFK death, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. He was 82. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

FILE – In this May 18, 2010 file photo, Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., stands with his wife Joan Specter after voting, in Philadelphia. Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, longtime Senate moderate and architect of one-bullet theory in JFK death, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. He was 82. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)