Bill Pascoe, at CQPolitics, reports that Tom “RINO” Ridge refuses to back Toomey over Specter. Why doesn’t this surprise me?
Ridge, a pro-choice Republican, has not been a favorite of conservatives in the GOP for a while. I would suspect that Snarlin’ Arlen and Ridge are buddies from the Old Guard of the GOP and want to keep things on the down low. I would not be surprised if Ridge endorses Specter outright in the coming months.