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Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, longtime Senate moderate, (Credit: AP)

Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, longtime Senate moderate, died Oct. 14, 2012. He was 82. (November 1965)

Arlen Specter photos

Photos of former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania -- who died Sunday -- through the years.

Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania died
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Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania died at the age of 82 at his home Oct. 14, 2012. In this file photo, Spector speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (April 19, 2005)

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), left,
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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), left, and Sen. Arlen Spector (R-Pa.), chairman of the Judiciary Committee, talk to the news media after a meeting of the Senate Republican Policy Committee at the Capitol in Washington. (Dec. 20, 2005)

U.S. Sen. Arlen Spector (R-Pa.), Chairman of the
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U.S. Sen. Arlen Spector (R-Pa.), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (July 26, 2005)

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Pennsylvania Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter speaks to the
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Pennsylvania Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter speaks to the media at the base of Air Force One after arriving at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. (March 8, 2010)

U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) attends a reception
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U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) attends a reception in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month in the East Room of the White House. (May 27, 2010)

U.S. Sen. Arlen Spector (D-Pa.), left, questions U.S.
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U.S. Sen. Arlen Spector (D-Pa.), left, questions U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor as Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), right, looks on during the third day of confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington. (July 15, 2009)

U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) talks with reporters
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U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) talks with reporters while touring the site of his primary night gathering for staff and supporters in Philadelphia. (May 18, 2010)

U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) answers questions from
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U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) answers questions from the media while with his wife, Joan, during a campaign stop at the 4th Street Deli in Philadelphia. (May 18, 2010)

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U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) campaigns outside the
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U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) campaigns outside the 4th Street Deli in Philadelphia. (May 18, 2010)

U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) concedes defeat at
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U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) concedes defeat at a primary night gathering of supporters and staff as his wife, Joan Specter, looks on in Philadelphia. (May 18, 2010)

U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) waves goodbye after
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U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) waves goodbye after conceding defeat at a primary night gathering of supporters and staff as his wife, Joan, looks on in Philadelphia. (May 18, 2010)

U.S. Sen Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) questions U.S. Supreme
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U.S. Sen Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) questions U.S. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor during the fourth day of confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (July 16, 2009)

U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter holds a news conference
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U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter holds a news conference about his switch to the Democratic Party on Capitol Hill. (April 28, 2009)

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U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) listens to testimony
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U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) listens to testimony during a Senate Appropriations Committee meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. (May 20, 2009)

Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) walks down the hall
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Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) walks down the hall of the Dirksen Senate office building after attending a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing in Washington. (April 30, 2009)

U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) leads a Senate
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U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) leads a Senate field hearing in Philadelphia. (March 29, 2010)

U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) campaigns in New
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U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) campaigns in New Cumberland, Pa. (May 17, 2010)

Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, longtime Senate moderate,
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Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, longtime Senate moderate, died Oct. 14, 2012. He was 82. (November 1965)

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Vice President Walter F. Mondale re-enacts the swearing-in
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Vice President Walter F. Mondale re-enacts the swearing-in of Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) at the Capitol in Washington. (Jan. 6, 1981)

U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) points to a
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U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) points to a reporter during a news conference in Philadelphia, where he announced that he was dropping out of the 1996 presidential race. (Nov. 22, 1995)

Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan with U.S. Senate
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Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan with U.S. Senate candidate Arlen Specter at fundraising party for Specter in Philadelphia. (Aug.19, 1980)

U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) speaks at Citizens
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U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) speaks at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia as he campaigns across Pennsylvania seeking re-election. (May 17, 2010)

Vice President Dick Cheney, left, appears with U.S.
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Vice President Dick Cheney, left, appears with U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter at a fundraiser at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Harrisburg, Pa. (June 16, 2003)

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Dr. Everett Koop, left, who had been nominated
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Dr. Everett Koop, left, who had been nominated to be the U.S. surgeon general, chats with Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), right, before appearing before the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee, which is holding his confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Oct. 1, 1981)

U.S. President Barack Obama greets Sen. Arlen Specter
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U.S. 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. (May 27, 2010)

U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) looks out toward
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U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) looks out toward the tarmac at the executive terminal of Philadelphia International Airport as he waits to board a plane while campaigning one day before Pennsylvania's Republican primary. (April 26, 2004)

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.)
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Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) reacts to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's retirement announcement on Capitol Hill. (July 1, 2005)

U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) stands with his
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U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) stands with his wife, Joan, after voting in Philadelphia. (May 18, 2010)

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Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) in this undated file photo.
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Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) in this undated file photo.

President Barack Obama speaks at a fundraising event
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President Barack Obama speaks at a fundraising event for Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. (Sept. 15, 2009)

U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) meets with U.S.
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U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) meets with U.S. Solicitor General and U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan in his personal office in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. (May 13, 2010)

U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, left, listens as an
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U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, left, listens as an unidentified man, right, shouts at him during a town hall meeting in Lebanon, Penn. (Aug. 11, 2009)

U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) addresses the crowd
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U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) addresses the crowd during a town hall meeting on health care in a Penn State University ballroom in State College, Pa. (Aug. 12, 2009)

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