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  • The Good Samaritan Shot to Kill

    10/22/2011 7:22:05 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 19 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-22-11 | david hanners
    Police called him a "Good Samaritan," but Minneapolis detectives were still investigating Friday the case of a man who shot and killed an armed robber he chased down the night before. The man who fired the fatal shot had a permit for his handgun and told police he used the weapon after the fleeing robber turned and confronted him behind a restaurant. Police spokesman Sgt. William Palmer said the department was leaning toward classifying the shooting as self-defense. "However, decisions on charging are left up to the county attorney's office. And since there's a death, it might even be taken...
  • Ned Lamont To Officially Enter Governor's Race On Tuesday; Leading Polls Among Five Democrats (CT)

    02/13/2010 6:36:47 PM PST · by Baladas · 14 replies · 485+ views
    The Courant ^ | February 13, 2010 | Christopher Keating
    Greenwich cable television entrepreneur Ned Lamont will officially announce Tuesday morning that he is running for governor. The announcement will be made at the Old State House in downtown Hartford, which is the same site where Lamont launched his candidacy against U.S. Senator Joseph I. Lieberman. Lamont is best known for defeating Lieberman in the August 2006 primary, but he lost three months later in a three-way race in the general election. Lieberman pulled 50 percent, while Lamont had 40 percent and Republican Alan Schlesinger scored only 10 percent. One of the key factors was the state's Republican establishment failed...
  • Marc Lamont Hill back on FNC? Does Rupert Murdoch Know?

    11/09/2009 5:54:26 PM PST · by bigbob · 9 replies · 915+ views
    Inside Cable News ^ | Nov. 9, 2009 | n/a
    Ok, what are we to make of this tweet from Mary Katherine Ham…(via J$) On @oreillyfactor with @marclamonthill (Juan’s out) at 8ish, talking Iran and Obama. Tune in to see us! After Hill’s very public “firing” by Rupert Murdoch no less, seeing Hill back on FNC this soon is rather odd. I mean there isn’t even a wind chill in Hades yet…
  • For Sen. Lieberman, Identity Crisis Continues: Unsure what party he'll run for in 2012 (GOP?)

    09/23/2009 9:25:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies · 1,092+ views
    WVIT-TV ^ | September 22, 2009 | Joe Piraneo and Leanne Gendreau
    Connecticut's junior senator, Joe Lieberman, is gearing up for the 2012 reelection campaign but how the now-independent runs is anyone's guess. The senator told Politico that he might run as a Democrat, or an independent, then again --“Or a Republican,” Lieberman added, jokingly. “I have all sorts of options.” Lieberman's been left, right and center. When he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1988, he was a Democrat and ascended to the party's number two slot as a vice presidential candidate in 2000. But then, that party train derailed when Ned Lamont beat Lieberman in the 2006 Democratic primary....
  • Lamont thinks Lieberman will join GOP [no more RINOs]

    11/07/2008 5:59:35 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 63 replies · 2,488+ views
    Greenwich Time, Greenwich, Conn. ^ | 2008-11-07 | Brian Lockhart
    Ned Lamont, the Greenwich Democrat who challenged U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman two years ago, believes his former opponent will soon join the Republican minority in Congress. Lamont declined to say Thursday whether the junior senator from Connecticut and self-described "independent Democrat" should be punished for backing U.S. Sen. John McCain's presidential bid. "My sense is he's psychologically moving into the Republican column," Lamont said. "I think he'll probably jump."
  • Gaffetastic: Obama mixes up his black sitcom references

    10/29/2008 12:47:09 PM PDT · by pissant · 47 replies · 2,394+ views
    Michellemalkin.com ^ | 10/29/08 | Michelle Malkin
    Oh, my. Can you just imagine if Sarah Palin or John McCain made a crack like this and botched up their pop culture references to famous black comedy shows? Can you just imagine the high dudgeon from every minority lawmaker? WaPo and NYTimes columnist? Civil rights organization? The cries of RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACISM would shatter the political Richter scale. Can you just imagine: This is what happens when a candidates goes off script. Barack Obama, in Raleigh, N.C., was doing a riff attacking John McCain for supporting the idea of putting some mandatory retirement money into the stock market. “If Senator...
  • Feds blame Lieberman for Web site crash (had accused Lamont campaign of crashing joe2006.com)

    04/09/2008 2:59:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 139+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/9/08 | Andrew Miga - ap
    WASHINGTON - Federal investigators have found that Sen. Joe Lieberman's re-election campaign caused its Web site to crash on the eve of the August 2006 primary, a collapse he had blamed on supporters of Democratic challenger Ned Lamont. "In short, the server that hosted the joe2006.com Web site failed because it was overutilized and misconfigured," according to an Oct. 25, 2006, e-mail included in FBI documents obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press. "There was no evidence of (an) attack." Investigators added that, once reported by the media, the accusations by Lieberman's campaign helped overwhelm the Web site on primary day,...
  • New evidence on Katyn forest massacre cover-up

    03/24/2008 1:55:01 PM PDT · by Ultra-Secret.info · 13 replies · 1,222+ views
    Polska Gazeta ^ | March 2, 2008 | Herbert Romerstein
    COVER UP FOR THOSE WHO CARRIED OUT MASS MURDERBy Herbert RomersteinWhen the Nazis announced on April 12, 1943 that they had found the bodies of thousands of Polish officers who had been murdered by the Soviets in Katyn forest, most Americans did not believe them. The Nazis were known to commit mass murder and the extensive propaganda campaign in the United States in support of the Soviet Union had affected the thinking of most Americans. But the Poles knew the truth. They had been asking the Soviets about the missing men for almost two years. And some Americans knew the...
  • Dodd says time helps heal Lieberman split

    09/29/2007 3:23:01 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies · 144+ views
    Newsday ^ | September 20, 2007 | Andrew Miga
    Sen. Christopher Dodd said Thursday time has helped heal the hurt feelings with his Connecticut counterpart, Sen. Joe Lieberman, whose independent bid for re-election last year bruised their longtime friendship. After losing the 2006 Democratic primary to anti-war challenger Ned Lamont, Lieberman defied party leaders and ran as an independent in the general election to hang onto his seat. The move rankled Democrats who questioned the three-term senator's party loyalty. Lieberman has said his feelings were hurt by Dodd, a longtime friend who campaigned for Lamont in the general election and filmed a campaign commercial with him.
  • Democrats and the blogosphere

    09/27/2007 3:16:54 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 1 replies · 130+ views
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 27 sept 07 | Erin Neff
    Republicans like to view Democrats as the party of MoveOn.org -- a lumping of leftists from George Soros to Howard Dean and the blogosphere. Although the fundraising and noise from this umbrella of progressives is noticeable, it has yet to post any real election victory in Nevada or anywhere else. Of course there was Ned Lamont's win in the Connecticut Senate primary two years ago in the effort to unseat Democratic incumbent Joe Lieberman. Yet it did not result in a Sen. Lamont. In New York Times reporter Matt Bai's book "The Argument: Billionaires, Bloggers and the Battle to Remake...
  • Lamont returns Kerry’s favor in bid to help oust 4 Republicans

    05/07/2007 2:16:48 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 26 replies · 1,375+ views
    The News-Times ^ | May 7, 2007 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Last fall, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., came to Connecticut to help Democratic Senate candidate Ned Lamont in his bid to unseat veteran Sen. Joe Lieberman. Lamont is now returning the favor. He and the Massachusetts Democrat are teaming up to target Republican senators they say are blocking efforts to end the Iraq war. Lamont, a political novice whose anti-war views fueled his summer primary win over Lieberman, sent out a fundraising pitch on Friday to about 3 million people on Kerry’s national e-mail list. "Last year, Connecticut Democrats heard my call for an end to the war...
  • Desperate email from Ned Lamont on behalf of John Kerry

    05/04/2007 10:21:47 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 25 replies · 1,177+ views
    johnkerry.com ^ | May 4, 2007 | Ned Lamont
    Hi XXXX, Last year, Connecticut Democrats heard my call for an end to the war in Iraq and nominated me to be their U.S. Senate candidate. The pundits derided our campaign, but John Kerry had my back. We didn't win the general election, but the explosion of activist energy my campaign triggered helped change the debate nationally and led to Democrats winning a majority in both houses of Congress. John Kerry and the new Democratic-majority Senate you helped elect are fighting to end the war in Iraq. They have passed legislation to set a deadline for bringing our troops home....
  • Lieberman passes up chance to back Dodd's presidential bid

    01/14/2007 12:21:26 PM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 31 replies · 1,031+ views
    The News-Times (Danbury, CT) ^ | January 14, 2007 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Joe Lieberman passed up an opportunity Sunday to endorse fellow Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd's bid for the Democratic nomination for president. Lieberman, I-Conn., won a fourth term in November as an independent after losing the Democratic nomination to Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont. Dodd backed Lieberman in the primary, but supported Lamont in the general election, even appearing with the Democratic nominee in TV ads. Asked on "Meet the Press" whether he endorses his Senate colleague's presidential campaign, Lieberman said he's avoiding presidential politics, at least for the time being. "I've worked closely with Chris Dodd for...
  • Lieberman Says Win Won't Be Debt to GOP

    11/06/2006 12:43:07 PM PST · by SmithL · 98 replies · 2,960+ views
    AP ^ | 11/6/6 | ANDREW MIGA
    Though Sen. Joe Lieberman expects to win a lot of Republican votes Tuesday, the Connecticut lawmaker said he won't feel especially beholden to the GOP if he is elected to a fourth term. "I'll owe everybody and that's the point," Lieberman said Monday as he pressed for final votes at a senior center in Meriden. Lieberman, whose Senate career was at risk just three months ago after he lost to anti-war challenger Ned Lamont in the Democratic primary, led Lamont by 12 percentage points in a statewide poll released Monday. Lieberman is running as an independent and has enjoyed support...
  • Lieberman has 12-point lead in Connecticut, Quinnipiac poll Finds

    11/06/2006 10:30:58 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 26 replies · 792+ views
    Quinnipiac University ^ | November 6, 2006
    Incumbent Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman holds a 50 - 38 percent likely voter lead over Democratic candidate Ned Lamont, with 8 percent for Republican Alan Schlesinger, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Five percent are undecided. This compares to a 49 - 37 percent Sen. Lieberman lead over Lamont, with 8 percent for Schlesinger in a November 1 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh- pe-ack) University. In this latest survey, Lieberman leads Lamont 79 - 3 percent among likely Republican voters, with 16 percent for Schlesinger, and 52 - 35 - 7 percent among independent voters, while likely...
  • Democrats race to court independent

    11/05/2006 11:27:03 PM PST · by MadIvan · 27 replies · 1,368+ views
    The Times ^ | November 6, 2006 | Tim Reid
    ONLY three months ago Joe Lieberman’s long political career looked over.The Democrats’ 2000 vice-presidential nominee and three-term Connecticut senator had been dumped unceremoniously by voters in the party’s primary election, losing to the anti-war Ned Lamont because of his staunch support for President Bush over Iraq. The party’s establishment shunned him, rallying behind Mr Lamont as the Democrat candidate for Tuesday’s Connecticut Senate race. But suddenly, Democrats are being awfully nice to Mr Lieberman again. After his primary defeat, Mr Lieberman rejected Democrat calls to quit the race, and instead has run as an independent. Polls indicate that he will...
  • Lieberman Looks Up

    11/05/2006 9:44:15 PM PST · by george76 · 49 replies · 1,604+ views
    National Journal Group ^ | November 05, 2006 | KEVIN F. RENNIE
    The Lieberman campaign is feeling both feisty and confident. They can start checking names off their list of Democrats who turned on the three term incumbent after his August primary defeat. The Lieberman people took delight early last week in telling a story of John Kerry’s rebuff by Senate Democratic leaders when he lobbied them to lend some aid to Democrat aristocrat Ned Lamont’s flagging campaign. Lieberman’s campaign is delighted it still has friends in high places. They received added satisfaction when Lieberman got to pile on Kerry mid-week as the haughty Massachusetts neighbor limped off the campaign field. The...
  • Last Call's Early For Joe As Hecklers Crash Party

    11/03/2006 5:00:58 AM PST · by CT-Freeper · 14 replies · 966+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | November 3, 2006 | ELIZABETH HAMILTON
    Maybe he should have gone to the debate after all. Instead of joining his two main opponents for the U.S. Senate - Democrat Ned Lamont and Republican Alan Schlesinger - at Quinnipiac University, Joe Lieberman opted for a relaxing night of campaigning, beer in hand, at Mayor Mike's in downtown Hartford. It was a short stop. It was also not very relaxing. Lieberman lasted maybe 15 minutes before he was heckled from the restaurant by young Lyndon LaRouche supporters, who kept popping up along the bar like gophers coming out of their holes.
  • Run Joe Run!

    11/03/2006 2:07:37 AM PST · by AKSurprise · 25 replies · 1,008+ views
    Flame of Freedom ^ | 11/03/06 | Andrew Surprise
    This article over at CNN is lamenting the imminent demise of Ned Lamont at the hands of Joe Lieberman. The Dems and media are afraid with all Joe’s GOP support in Connecticut that Republican House candidates will benefit. “Lieberman has the support of 73 percent of Republicans and 51 percent of independents, according to a Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday.”“Lieberman’s coattails could carry the GOP incumbents to re-election and undercut Democratic hopes of majority control of the House.”
  • Liberal bloggers rip party over Lamont

    11/03/2006 12:09:44 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 56 replies · 1,752+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3 November 2006 | Charles Hurt
    National Democrats have abandoned their anti-war Senate candidate in Connecticut, say liberal bloggers who earlier this year were heavily courted by top Democrats in their quest to take over Congress. Democratic nominee Ned Lamont -- darling of the left-wing blogosphere -- now trails Sen. Joe Lieberman by 10 points or more, and the highly energized bloggers who helped win him the nomination in August blame the national party. Matt Stoller, a District-based blogger, wondered this week why Mr. Lamont is getting trounced. "Well there are a number of reasons, but among the most prominent is the total abandonment of Lamont...
  • Waterbury (Connecticut) takes left hook for support of Lieberman

    11/01/2006 4:34:25 AM PST · by CT-Freeper · 15 replies · 672+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American (CT) ^ | Wednesday, November 1, 2006 | STEVE GAMBINI
    WATERBURY -- If Democrat Ned Lamont fails in his bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, some of his supporters are prepared to blame Waterbury. John R. MacArthur, publisher of Harper's magazine, is one of them. MacArthur visited Waterbury two weeks ago and published a column in the Providence Journal on Tuesday. In the column, MacArthur suggested that Waterbury will be decisive in the outcome of the Senate race and took some subtle jabs at the city's political history -- more subtle, anyway, than the shots taken by Lamont campaign manager Tom Swan, who in August described the city...
  • Anti-war Democrat fighting a losing battle

    10/30/2006 10:52:35 PM PST · by MadIvan · 26 replies · 1,091+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | October 31, 2006 | Toby Harnden
    Liberal members of the Democratic Party hailed him as the bright new hope for the American Left after internet activists created the momentum that helped him to slay Senator Joe Lieberman, one of his party's big beasts.But Ned Lamont has failed to make the transition from plucky underdog to official Democratic nominee. Despite pouring millions from his personal fortune into his campaign to become Connecticut's next senator, he is trailing Mr Lieberman by up to 17 points in opinion polls. Standing in a half-empty village library, Mr Lamont, a fibre optics entrepreneur, is far from the assured candidate of the...
  • Issues (Ned Lamont for Senate--where's the "T" Word?)

    10/26/2006 7:15:36 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 7 replies · 458+ views
    Ned Lamont for Senate ^ | Unknown | Ned Lamont
    Issues I am seeking your support in the race for the United States Senate because of my profound disappointment at what George Bush and his allies are doing to America. I will not be reluctant to challenge the Bush administration whose policies have been so harmful to the long term interests of our state and our country. I believe: That the war in Iraq has diverted far too many of our dollars, and too much of our attention, from our needs back home. The crisis in health care, lack of progress towards energy independence, and struggling public schools are examples...
  • Kerry, Kerrey: same views, but different candidates

    10/26/2006 4:36:53 AM PDT · by CT-Freeper · 11 replies · 300+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American (CT) ^ | Thursday, October 26, 2006 | PAUL HUGHES
    HARTFORD -- Campaigning in Connecticut, Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry and former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey said Wednesday that the war in Iraq is going badly and is hurting the war on terror. The assessment of the two Democrats -- both decorated Vietnam veterans -- mirrored the view of Ned Lamont, the anti-war Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate. But Kerrey came to Hartford to campaign for U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, a steadfast supporter for the war effort, who lost the Democratic nomination to Lamont. His comments on the direction of the Iraq conflict and its hampering the larger war on terrorism...
  • UNREPORTED IN HOT SENATE RACES: Democrats broke while Republicans' powder is dry

    10/25/2006 8:38:08 AM PDT · by dangus · 65 replies · 3,842+ views
    Analysis of FEC reports ^ | 10/25/06 | Dangus
    One must be careful to make too much of a given Senate candidate appearing broke at the 3rd-quarter FEC filing time. After all, the national parties and major donors can rescue a strong candidate’s foundering finances. And certain costs, such as advertising, may even still have been paid up front. But when so many candidates from one party, who have been very strong, are suddenly out of cash, while the other party is cash-rich, something may be afoot. In this case, the Republicans continue to use their strategy which produced surprise wins in 2002 and 2004: They are keeping their...
  • Schlesinger gets laughs as Lieberman, Lamont tangle

    10/24/2006 4:18:50 AM PDT · by CT-Freeper · 17 replies · 813+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American (CT) ^ | Tuesday, October 24, 2006 | PAUL HUGHES
    U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman accused rival Democrat Ned Lamont of lying about him in a lively and sometimes raucous debate Monday night. The front-runners tussled over the accuracy of Lamont's campaign advertising in a debate televised statewide from the Garde Art Center in New London. It all started when Lamont said his campaign's television ads and direct mailings are 100 percent true when he responded to a panelist's question. "I am proud of the ads we are running, and I am happy to have anybody take a look at them," he said. Lieberman has seen Lamont's ads and he is...
  • Lieberman, Lamont, Schlesinger - Final Debate TONIGHT - 10/23/06, 8PM ET

    10/23/2006 10:02:32 AM PDT · by nutmeg · 14 replies · 538+ views
    WTNH - Channel 8 News / WTNH.com ^ | Oct. 23, 2006 11:45 AM | WTNH - Channel 8
    (WTNH/AP, Oct. 23, 2006 11:45 AM) _ Tonight will your final chance to hear the three major candidates for U.S. Senate go head-to-head on the issues. Also, the campaign of Democratic senate candidate Ned Lamont says it's filing a formal complaint with a federal agency against Senator Joe Lieberman. Lamont's campaign says the complaint with the Federal Election Commission accuses Lieberman of failing to account for $387,000 in petty cash his campaign spent days before the state's August Democratic primary. The Lieberman camp denies any wrongdoing. Lieberman spokeswoman Tammy Sun says that the cash was paid to field coordinators who...
  • Lamont Questions Lieberman's Spending (Accuses Lieberman of vote buying)

    10/23/2006 7:51:43 AM PDT · by tlb · 15 replies · 671+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 22, 2006 | ANDREW MIGA
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- Ned Lamont's campaign says Sen. Joe Lieberman has failed to account for $387,000 in petty cash his campaign spent days before the state's August Democratic primary. "Whenever this much cash is floating around it certainly raises suspicions of possible vote buying and other potentially illegal activities that the Lieberman campaign must answer," said Liz Dupont-Diehl, a Lamont spokeswoman. "It is crucial for the public to know what they were doing with this slush fund." The Lieberman camp denied any wrongdoing. Lieberman spokeswoman Tammy Sun said Sunday the cash was paid to field coordinators who then distributed money...
  • Schlesinger steals the show at Lieberman-Lamont debate? (Leftwing Blogosphere "Hailing" Republican)

    10/18/2006 5:16:04 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies · 633+ views
    Hot Air ^ | October 16, 2006 | Allahpundit
    That’s the word on the street, although the reality-based community has been known to confuse electoral reality with wishful thinking. Tinti’s not worried and says Connecticut Republicans realize that a vote for Schlesinger is a vote for Lamont. Just like, er, Democrats “knew” that a vote for Nader was a vote for Bush in 2000. Of course, if we acted like Democrats we wouldn’t have two chambers to lose.HuffPo’s already working on the empty suit’s concession speech. Rational response to the polls? Reflex reaction of a party prone to defeatism and used to losing? Or just getting a jump on...
  • Some GOP leaders want Schlesinger out

    08/13/2006 2:22:50 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 12 replies · 640+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | August 13, 2006 | Paul Hughes
    The election in Connecticut for U.S. Senate isn't just testing the loyalties of Democrats. The campaign of U.S. Rep. Nancy L. Johnson isn't saying whether the top-ranking Republican congresswoman, who represents the 5th District, is going to back Republican Alan Schlesinger in the race. "She hasn't endorsed anybody yet," spokesman Brian Schubert said. He declined to elaborate, or explain why Johnson might not endorse Schlesinger. And there don't appear to be any top Republicans rushing to Schlesinger's side. Gov. M. Jodi Rell, arguably the state's most popular Republican, is cool toward his candidacy. It is unclear if she will campaign...
  • Dean Campaigns for Lamont in Conn.

    10/20/2006 3:08:44 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 32 replies · 811+ views
    cbs ^ | Oct. 20, 2006 | ANDREW MIGA Associated Press Writer
    (AP) Democratic chairman Howard Dean praised Ned Lamont on Friday as the challenger dealt with a dose of bad news _ a double-digit deficit in the latest poll. "No one was going to stand up over the Iraq policy until Ned stood up and then the people stood up because Ned was a great leader," Dean said at a rally for Lamont and other Democratic candidates. "We need Ned Lamont." The campaign event at a downtown Hartford sport bar came as a new poll showed three-term Sen. Joe Lieberman leading Lamont 52 percent to 35 percent among likely voters. Lieberman...
  • Lieberman extends lead to 17 points over Lamont

    10/20/2006 5:43:45 AM PDT · by veronica · 101 replies · 1,899+ views
    AP/Advocate ^ | 10-20-06 | Staff
    HAMDEN, Conn. -- Sen. Joe Lieberman has increased his lead over Democratic challenger Ned Lamont to 17 percentage points, according to the first Quinnipiac University poll taken since the two faced off in a debate earlier this week. Lieberman, who is running as an independent after losing the Aug. 8 Democratic primary to Lamont, leads the Greenwich businessman 52 percent to 35 percent among likely voters in the poll released Friday.
  • Lamont Aims to Widen Pitch in Conn. Race

    10/19/2006 11:28:49 AM PDT · by SmithL · 16 replies · 533+ views
    AP ^ | 10/19/6 | ANDREW MIGA
    A single towering issue — Iraq — powered Ned Lamont in his dramatic primary victory over Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman. Now Lamont is letting voters know he's got more to talk about than that, because Iraq alone isn't doing it for him in the fall campaign. Lamont is ticking off plans for expanded health care, universal preschool education and curbs in the influence of lobbyists. He's decrying U.S. addiction to foreign oil. To be sure, Iraq is no more settled than when he tapped the anger of so many Democrats over the war's course, securing the Democratic place on the...
  • Lieberman Sways Between Parties (Next CT Senate race debate info)

    10/18/2006 10:42:58 AM PDT · by nutmeg · 28 replies · 750+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | October 18, 2006 | By MARK PAZNIOKAS, And ELIZABETH HAMILTON Courant Staff Writers
    Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman continued his tightrope walk Tuesday across the divide separating Democrats and Republicans, swaying back and forth. Lieberman is the man in the middle, a Democrat seeking re-election as an independent, largely reliant on Republican and unaffiliated votes. -snip-All five Senate candidates - Lamont, Lieberman, Schlesinger, Ralph Ferrucci of the Green Party and Timothy Knibbs of the Concerned Citizens - will tape a debate today for broadcast Thursday at 7 p.m. on WFSB-TV, Channel 3. -snip- In New Haven, moments after Lieberman confirmed he was rooting for Democrats to win the House, one of the Republican congressmen...
  • Schlesinger Goes on the Attack Against Lieberman (Republican steals the show at debate)

    10/17/2006 8:53:55 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 141 replies · 2,606+ views
    Stamford Advocate ^ | October 17, 2006 | Brian Lockhart
    STAMFORD -- U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman went into yesterday's first debate anticipating attacks from his primary opponent, Democrat Ned Lamont. He was stunned, however, when some of the harshest criticism came from Alan Schlesinger -- the Republican candidate who has been overshadowed in the race and trailing far behind in polls. "I thought the attacks were only going to come from this side," Lieberman said at one point, referring to Lamont. The three U.S. Senate candidates appeared on the same stage for the first time yesterday in an hourlong lunchtime debate at the Stamford Marriott Hotel and Spa, hosted by...
  • LIVE on C-Span, 1pm ET: Lieberman v. Lamont, CT Senate Debate (Mon Oct 16)

    10/16/2006 9:59:17 AM PDT · by TheSarce · 3 replies · 443+ views
    C-Span ^ | 10-16-2006 | Self
    Debate Connecticut Senate Debate WVIT-TV News 12 Connecticut Stamford, Connecticut (United States) ID: 194863 - 10/16/2006 - 1:00 - NS Lieberman, Joseph U.S. Senator, D-CT Lamont, Ned U.S. Senate Candidate, D, Connecticut Schlesinger, Alan U.S. Rep. Candidate, R, Connecticut The three major party candidates for Connecticut's U.S. Senate seat, Democrats Ned Lamont and Sen. Joseph Lieberman and Republcian Alan Schlesinger, meet in the first debate since the Democratic primary. A local panel of television and print reporters moderated by CBS newsman Bob Schieffer put the questions to the candidates in the debate held at the Stamford Marriott.
  • Conn.'s Lamont Has Less Cash Than Rival

    10/16/2006 8:07:56 AM PDT · by SmithL · 24 replies · 761+ views
    AP ^ | 10/16/6
    Democrat Ned Lamont has just $329,560 cash on hand for the final weeks of the campaign, far less than rival Sen. Joe Lieberman whose account totals $4.7 million.
  • Political Climate Warms to Lieberman’s Favor

    10/12/2006 8:06:29 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies · 564+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 12, 2006 | Anne E. Kornblut and Jennifer Medina
    Democrats here are convinced that Mr. Lieberman stands a good chance of returning to the Senate as an independent, and many have reassured him that he will not be stripped of his seniority if he wins, according to people in several Senate offices, who were granted anonymity to speak of the sensitive situation amid an intense political climate... Three debates, scheduled for Oct. 16, 19 and 23, will provide the Republican, Alan Schlesinger, his first real chance to speak to voters statewide. If Mr. Schlesinger draws even 15 percent of the vote, strategists said, that could be a critical advantage...
  • Connecticut Senate: Lieberman Lead Reaches Double Digits [Go Lieberman!]

    10/06/2006 6:48:15 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 41 replies · 965+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | 10/06/06 | Rasmussen
    Senator Joseph Lieberman (I) has increased his margin over Democrat Ned Lamont by eight points. He now leads the antiwar candidate 50% to 40% (see crosstabs). Thirty-nine percent (39%) are certain of their Lieberman vote, while 30% definitely expect to pull the lever for Lamont. GOP nominee Alan Schlesinger now attracts 6% of all voters. Soon after losing the Democratic nomination, Senator Lieberman, campaigning now as an Independent (or "Independent Democrat"), was five points ahead. His lead then narrowed to two points in our most recent poll. Lamont recently pumped another $1,250,000 of his own funds into the campaign in...
  • Lamont Writes Another Huge Check to His Campaign

    10/12/2006 6:43:42 AM PDT · by ChuckShick · 31 replies · 827+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | 10/11/06 | Staff
    Lamont writes $2 million check to own campaign October 11, 2006 Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. -- In the most recent statewide poll, Sen. Joe Lieberman has an 8 percentage-point lead over Democratic challenger Ned Lamont, who has dug deep once again into his personal wealth as he tries to unseat the three-term incumbent. Results of the Courant/University of Connecticut Poll, released Wednesday, show that among likely voters, Lieberman had a 48-40 percent edge, with 8 percent undecided. About 15 percent of supporters for both candidates said they could still change their minds before Nov. 7. Alan Schlesinger, the Republican candidate,...
  • North Korea Responds To The Lamont Doctrine (& Ned would support military option on Iran)

    10/12/2006 5:39:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 651+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 10/10/06 | Rich Lowry
    North Korea Responds To The Lamont DoctrineBy Rich Lowry Tuesday, October 10, 2006 (ADVISORY: AS OF THE TIME OF THIS FILING, U.S. OFFICIALS HAVE YET TO OFFICIALLY CONFIRM THE NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR TESTS. THE WHITE HOUSE IS EXPECTED TO CONFIRM LATER TONIGHT OR TOMORROW.) Former U.S. senator and Democratic Vice Presidential nominee John Edwards shakes hands with Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Ned Lamont after Edwards spoke on Lamont's behalf at a rally in New Haven, Conn., in this Aug. 17, 2006, file photo. At right is Connecticut Lt. Gov. Kevin Sullivan. Now former U.S. Presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry is...
  • Lieberman ahead of Lamont by 13 points in new Survey USA poll

    10/11/2006 5:31:38 PM PDT · by okstate · 21 replies · 1,038+ views
    Survey USA ^ | 11 October 2006 | Survey USA
    Joe Lieberman (I) 53% Ned Lamont (D) 40% Alan Schlesinger (R) 4% Other/undecided 2% 572 Likely Voters +/- 4.2% MOE
  • Poll: Lieberman Leads Lamont

    10/11/2006 10:02:21 AM PDT · by angkor · 17 replies · 787+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | October 10 2006 | MARK PAZNIOKAS
    Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman leads Ned Lamont by eight percentage points in the Senate race, although a majority of voters agree with Lamont on the war in Iraq and the need for change in Washington, a Courant/University of Connecticut poll says. Lieberman leads Lamont among likely voters 48-40 percent, with 8 percent undecided and roughly 15 percent of both candidates' supporters saying they still could change their minds before Nov. 7. The poll by the Center for Survey Research and Analysis found that 60 percent of voters believe going to war was wrong, and a slim majority favors a deadline...
  • Ad Against Lieberman Divides ACLU

    10/09/2006 5:00:05 AM PDT · by libstripper · 13 replies · 1,090+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | October 9, 2006 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    The hard-fought Connecticut Senate race that has split Democrats in the Constitution State is also causing a rift between the American Civil Liberties Union's national headquarters and its Connecticut chapter. Leaders of the ACLU's Connecticut affiliate have objected to an advertisement placed by the national ACLU that ran in the Hartford Courant late last month. The advertisement focused on Senator Lieberman, a Democrat who is running as an independent after losing a primary bid to an anti-war candidate, Ned Lamont. "Will Senator Joe Lieberman pass this test on American values?" the ad asks. It features Mr. Lieberman's photograph and office...
  • The most exciting Senate races this November II

    10/08/2006 9:52:32 AM PDT · by qlangley · 2 replies · 412+ views
    QuentinLangley.net ^ | 04 October 2006 | Quenitn Langley
    Democrat vs Democrat Connecticut sees primary victor, Ned Lamont, facing off against the loser, and former Veep candidate, Joe Lieberman. Lamont is against the war, and seems to have solidified his lead among Democrats, but in the general election independents and Republicans can vote too, so Lieberman retains a small lead. Confusingly, the Republican candidate is against the war, probably why his support is in single figures. Democrats did not want this fight, as it puts Democrat divisions on national security at the top of the news, but now they are stuck with it. Tossup. Republican targets New Jersey, sees...
  • Lieberman challenger writes $500,000 check to campaign

    10/04/2006 9:57:26 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies · 535+ views
    CNN ^ | October 4, 2006
    Democrat Ned Lamont, seeking to erase Joe Lieberman's double-digit lead, is turning to his campaign's biggest financial backer for another infusion of cash: himself.
  • Lieberman says he has been promised seniority

    10/02/2006 5:47:06 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 27 replies · 1,398+ views
    The Hill ^ | October 2, 2006 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Joe Lieberman, the longtime Democratic senator from Connecticut running for re-election as an independent, says the party leadership has assured him he would keep his seniority if he returns to Congress. Local Democrats are responding with irritation, political opponents voice disbelief, and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) denies making a decision. But the strongest response is likely to come from Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) who views Lieberman’s independent status as an opportunity to press Democratic leaders to restore seniority he lost four years ago. If Lautenberg retrieves seniority accrued during 18 years of Senate service before retiring in...
  • Party Faithful Turn Out For Lamont

    10/02/2006 3:57:59 AM PDT · by 8mmMauser · 28 replies · 741+ views
    TheDay.com ^ | 10/2/2006 | Robinson
    Old Saybrook — For the more than 70 people who came to the pavilion on Saybrook Point Sunday, $100 a hot dog was not too steep a price to pay to back the candidacy of Democrat Ned Lamont. And former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson, state Democratic Party Chairman George Jepson and Annie Lamont were there to tell them why her husband should be the next U.S. senator from Connecticut. Wilson, who said he had no particular animus toward incumbent U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, “other than to believe that when the voters turn you out, you're supposed to go away,”...
  • Wesley Clark offers support to Lamont

    09/30/2006 5:11:20 PM PDT · by wouldntbprudent · 48 replies · 763+ views
    JOurnal Inquirer ^ | Sep 30, 2006 | Don Michak,
    In an e-mail message sent this week to his own supporters, Clark, who is said to be considering another run for the White House in 2008, lauded the Greenwich cable company executive for "running the type of campaign all Democrats can be proud of." "Standing up to President Bush's failed policy in Iraq, dispensing with self-serving and wishy-washy notions of 'independence,' and pledging to invest in America's future, Ned Lamont is a candidate for Senate who I am proud to endorse," he wrote. Clark also took a swipe at Lieberman, now running as an independent, saying the senator had "decided...
  • Poll: Lieberman Leads Lamont in Conn.

    09/28/2006 6:47:33 AM PDT · by slowhand520 · 35 replies · 802+ views
    HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) - Sen. Joe Lieberman has a 10-point advantage over Democrat Ned Lamont among likely Connecticut voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday. Lieberman, a three-term Democrat running as an independent after losing the party nomination in a primary, is favored by 49 percent to 39 percent over Lamont in the three-way race. Republican Alan Schlesinger trails with 5 percent. The race has tightened slightly since an Aug. 17 poll that showed Lieberman leading 53 percent to 41 percent. "Ned Lamont has lost momentum," said poll director Douglas Schwartz said. "He's gained only two points in...