There is no apparent activity among New Jersey Democrats today on behalf of Arlen Specter, who was elected to the United States Senate five times as a Republican but switched parties last year and is running in today’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary. Polls show Specter in a dead heat with U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak. The New Jersey Democratic establishment, which has the potential to export thousands of Election Day workers into eastern Pennsylvania, has essentially taken a pass on the party-switching Specter, who has the backing of President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC). Menendez is doing his thing backing an incumbent, but Specter has never been especially popular with Senate colleagues of either party, and Menendez might view Sestak as a stronger general election candidate against Patrick Toomey, a former Republican congressman. A recent Quinnipiac University poll has Toomey leading Sestak by two points and ahead of Specter by seven.