1878Lieberman Concedes; Predicts Win As Indy In November
- Aug 8, 2006http://hotlineblog.nationaljournal.com/archives/2006/08/lieberman_conce.html
August 08, 2006
Lieberman Concedes; Predicts Win As Indy In November
"Thank you dear friends for standing by me in this
"Your support has sustained my family and me and made
this a much closer race than all the pundits were
"I called Ned Lamont and congratulated him on his
"We've just finished the first half and the Lamont
Team is ahead. In the second half, our team, Team
Connecticut, is going to surge forward in November."
"The old politics of polarization won today. For the
sake of our state, my country and my party, I cannot
and will not let those results stands today."
"I will continue to offer Connecticut a different path
"People are fed up with the petty partisanship and
angry bickering in Washington. It is continually
blocking progress on major problems and wasting
"I'll never hesitate to work with members of the other
party if it helps to acheive solutions to build better
life for people of Connecticut. I will always do what
I believe is right for my state and country regardless
of what the political consequences may be."
Tomorrow is a brand new day. [I'll run a] new campaign
to unite people of Connecticut, GOP, Democrat and
independent, and move forward together and solve our
most serious problems together."
Posted at 11:00 PM
Lamont beats Lieberman in Conn. primary
By ROBERT TANNER, AP National Writer 7 minutes ago
HARTFORD, Conn. - Sen. Joe Lieberman, crippled by his
support for the Iraq war, lost the Democratic
nomination for a fourth term Tuesday to a political
newcomer who portrayed him as an apologist for the
Bush administration. Lieberman vowed to run as an
independent in November.
His loss to Ned Lamont just six years after his
party made him its vice presidential candidate made
him only the fourth incumbent senator to lose a
primary since 1980.
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