Looks like Arlen Specter might just vote for cloture on Dawn Johnsen after all.
Arlen's Democratic rating?!
On the day that Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) announced that he was becoming a Democrat, he also reaffirmed his opposition to President Obama’s nominee to head the Office of Legal Counsel, Dawn Johnsen (though he never explained why he opposed her). Greg Sargent reports that Specter’s office has left the door open for the senator to support a cloture vote on Johnsen:
Specter spokesperson Kate Kelly confirms to me that he could still vote Yes on the cloture vote to break the GOP filibuster and remains undecided on the question.