Brewtown Politico

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7.05.2006

CT Senate race getting interesting

Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT) is in a tough primary battle to retain his seat in the Senate. He's facing challenger Ned Lamont, who has a lot of support from the folks over at Daily Kos, and others.

Bull Moose has a post about Lieberman's outstanding record on the environment, and how some Democrats are making a mistake by trying to force him out. I've said similar things in previous writings myself.

Lieberman announced over the weekend that if he loses the primary, he would run as an independent. What makes it interesting is that now his colleagues like Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Sen. Joe Biden (D-CT) are rallying behind Lieberman (obviously in hopes of avoiding that scenario).

If Lieberman loses the primary, he ought to bow out and give Lamont credit for taking down a well known incumbant senator since a three way battle would only help the Republican candidate. If he wins the primary, Lamont supporters should support Lieberman in November if they believe having the Democrats in power would be an improvement over the current lot.

1 Comments:

At 7/06/2006 11:19:00 PM, Blogger African-American Political Pundit said...

African-American Political Pundit says: “Let’s be clear on Mr. Joe Lieberman. Many in the African-American community, like the larger community, feel he has walked like a Republican, talked like a Republican, acted like a Republican, and has voted like a Republican on many key issues, including his continued support of Bush policies in Iraq. The reality is this U.S. Senator is a Republican - I’m surpised he didnot run as one”.

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