One of Pennsylvania's two senators, along with Rick Santorum. He grew up in Kansas and first moved to Philadelphia when he enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania. He then took a job in the Philadelphia district attorney's office.

However before he became a DA he was an attorney who worked on the Warren Commission, and (according to Oliver Stone's JFK) originated the single bullet theory, or if you prefer the "magic bullet theory".

Politically he is a fiscal conservative and a social libertarian.