Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on August 9th, 2006 10:37 am by HL
HARTFORD, Conn. – Down but not out, Sen.Joe Lieberman filed to run for re-election in November as an independent, saying Wednesday it would be “irresponsible and inconsistent with my principles if I were to just walk off the field.”
But top Democratic leaders threw their support to the anti-war challenger who defeated him on for the nomination, Ned Lamont.
In a statement issued in Washington, two top Senate Democrats said they “fully support” Lamont.
“The perception was that (Lieberman) was too close to George Bush and this was, in many respects, a referendum on the president more than anything else,” said Sens. Harry Reid of Nevada and Chuck Schumer of New York, the party’s leader and the head of its campaign committee.
Most Democrats are only getting behind Lamont because they know now that to not do so means they might be next.