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Dems lose Connecticut senate seat

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by EStreetJoe, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Independent candidate Joe Lieberman defeated Democrat Ned Lamont in the Pennsylavnia senate race. The seat, previously held by Democrat Joe Lieberman is now out of the Democrats column and in the Independents column.
  2. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

    In name only.
  3. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    So how long does Lieberman have before he declares he's a Democrat again? Or does Connecticut state law prohibit him from changing parties (from Independent to Democrat) after the election? As an independent he could be part of a 49-49-2 split in the Senate. As a Dem he could be part of a 50-49-1 split. Remember, Vermont elected another independent to fill Jim Jeffers' seat.
  4. Breakyoself

    Breakyoself Member

    does it really matter how he is classified?
  5. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    How are these threads on results NOT considered news?
  6. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    It does.
  7. WazzuGrad00

    WazzuGrad00 Guest

    The Vermont independent is Bernie Sanders. He's too liberal for even the Democrats.
  8. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    If you look at the breakdown, it was Republican voters that carried him over the hump, so he owes them more than the Democrats. And with Chris Dodd having supported Lamont, I wouldn't blame Leiberman if he serves the Democrats up a big cup of cold revenge when it comes time for their caucus to meet (which I believe he already said he would take part in). I'd be bitter enough if I was him, to stick it to them.
  9. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    This is what the Connecticut Dems get for deserting a good man because they got in a snit over one issue. I know Liberman is Jewish but I hope he holds grudges like a Sicilian.
  10. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Funny how you guys didn't seem to care, hondo, when Republicans shit on a good man like John McCain in 2000.

    As a matter of fact, most of the politicians supported Lieberman, including both Clintons. It was the Democratic voters who didn't care for Joe.
  11. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    If only Lamont could've kept Al Sharpton off the damned stage after he won the primary...
  12. DocTalk

    DocTalk Active Member

    Lieberman has already committed his allegiance to the Democratic side of the aisle. I think the party made a grave error in not renominating him. The Connecticut voters re-elected him because of his ethical standards and his work for the state.
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