Sen. Spector settles with the
Sen. Spector settles with the FEC
According to AP, "A long-running federal lawsuit that accused Senator Arlen Specter, Republican of Pennsylvania, of illegally accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of private plane rides during his failed 1996 presidential bid has been settled for $25,000, court records show. The settlement closes a bitter dispute between Senator Specter and the Federal Election Commission that began after he ended a yearlong run for the White House in 1995. The commission and the "Arlen Specter '96" campaign committee agreed on the settlement "without any concession as to liability," papers filed on Feb. 27 in federal District Court in Philadelphia show."