Joe Lieberman Giving Aid And Comfort To Republicans Who Want His Seat
A briefing with Republican contender Linda McMahon and encouragement to Republican Chris Shays inform Democrats that Senator Lieberman won’t be much help to them going forward.
“Some of what he does seems designed to make it hard for progressives and the Democratic establishment to ignore him,” said Jon Green, director of the Working Families Party in Connecticut. “But everyone does their best.”
A top Democratic official in Washington was more pointed.
“I don’t think he’s interested in helping us,” said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he did not want to cause tensions with the senator. “He’s got a lot of resentment toward Democrats.”
In the meantime, some Connecticut Democrats who are eyeing the party’s nomination for his seat are not particularly interested in getting Mr. Lieberman’s support. They seem wary of associating politically with a man who went from being the Democratic vice-presidential candidate in 2000 to backing Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, over Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential race.Click here for reuse options!
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