WASHINGTON — Arlen Specter, who in 30 years representing Pennsylvania in the Senate offended Republicans and Democrats in almost equal measure with maverick votes and a frank cockiness that finally ended his career in politics, died Sunday at his home in Philadelphia. He was 82.
The cause was complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, his family said.
FOR THE RECORD:
An earlier version of this article said that Arlen Specter's change of party gave President Obama a veto-proof majority in the Senate. It gave Obama a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate.
Specter, who had battled a number of major illnesses in recent years, was...