We just received word that Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Spector has died at the age of 82 aftering fighting a long battle with cancer.
Spector was recently noted for changing from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party during the twilight of his career.
The senator died from complications from Hodgkins Lymphoma at his home in Philadelphia. He had also battled a brain tumor in the past.
Spector was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1980 and represented his district longer than any other currently serving senator.