April 27th, 2010
07:37 PM ET
12 years ago

Specter enlists Michael J. Fox for new ad

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/04/27/art.spectervideo.jpg caption="Actor Michael J. Fox appears in a campaign ad released Tuesday by Arlen Specter's campaign."]Washington (CNN) – Sen. Arlen Specter released a new campaign ad Tuesday featuring actor Michael J. Fox.

The ad touts the five-term senator's support for medical research. "In the fight against disease, you can look back or move forward. Arlen Specter is moving forward," Fox says in the ad. "He's won the battles to double funding for biomedical research to find cures and save lives."

Appearing alone during the ad, Fox goes on to say, "The next discovery is right around the corner; that's why we need Arlen back in the Senate. He's smart, tough, and always moving forward."

Specter, who one year ago switched parties and became a Democrat, will face off in the Democratic primary against Rep. Joe Sestak; former Rep. Pat Toomey is the presumptive Republican Senate nominee.

Last week, Vice President Biden traveled to Pennsylvania and appeared alongside Specter at a rally, where he praised Specter for his research funding efforts, saying Specter "has done more to advance the frontiers of medical research" than any other elected American official.

A Franklin and Marshall College survey released March 24 indicates that a hypothetical race between Toomey and Specter is essentially tied, with Toomey's slight advantage falling within the poll's margin of error.

Filed under: 2010 • Arlen Specter • Pennsylvania
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. D Reid

    n the fight against disease, you can look back or move forward. Arlen Specter is moving back...Back to the Future!!! God bless Michael J. Fox.

    April 27, 2010 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  2. ThinkAgain

    I'm sure Limbaugh will find a way to make fun of this ...

    April 27, 2010 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  3. Pragmatic

    We all need to remember Rush Limbaugh's pathetic mockery of Michael J. Fox:

    Limbaugh is one face of the conservative republican party: and a nasty one it is.

    April 27, 2010 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  4. Marie MD

    I will be waiting to hear what limberger (aka lardo) has to say about this. He has already made fun of Michael J. Fox once. Of course, it was satire so that's okay in his eyes.

    April 27, 2010 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  5. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Wow! I guess Specter is really afraid that he could lose this race. I wonder if this is for the primary or for people to remember in November when Toomey face the Democrat's nominee.

    April 27, 2010 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |