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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Looks like Lamont might be the real deal

Daily Kos and My Left Nutmeg (hat tip to Brandford Boy (Nutmeg) and Political Junkie (Kos); they've been all over this thing) broke the story first and I'm beginning to hear from my sources that Ned Lamont is serious about going after Lieberman for the Democratic nod.

A millionaire challenging Lieberman...oh, this is going to be great!

From Daily Kos
It looks increasingly likely that wealthy Connecticut businessman Ned Lamont will give Lieberman a primary challenge.

Lamont has apparently promised to spend over a million dollars of his own money on the race. Lowell Weicker will support his campaign and should be present at the announcement. Kiki Kennedy, Ted's wife, has been promoting Lamont to her personal circle -- the Lamonts and Kennedys apparently have long had a warm relationship. Connecticut Citizen Action Group is apparently aboard.

The big questions are whether DFA and MoveOn get involved as they've been threatening the past couple of months. DFA's Jim Dean is being lobbyied hard by Lieberman on Monday. We'll see how that goes. MoveOn's involvement (which would equal money and boots on the ground) would also be crucial to Lamont's chances.