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Friday, January 06, 2006

Rumors of a Democratic challenger for Lieberman

Daily Kos broke the story and My Left Nutmeg followed suit. Don't know enough about this yet and it's hard getting any information on a Friday night but rumor has it that Ned Lamont is seriously interested in challenging Joe Lieberman in the Democratic primary.

From Daily Kos
Do you want Joe Lieberman out of the Senate? Or maybe I should ask: how badly do you want Joe Lieberman out of the Senate? Hang on Kossacks, help is on the way in the form of Ned Lamont. He has not formally announced yet, but he is laying the groundwork to run against Lieberman in the Democratic primary. I know you've never heard of Ned Lamont; but you are going to hear a lot about him in the coming months. He is a businessman from Greenwich, Connecticut.; a progressive Democrat who is anti-war, pro-privacy and civil liberties; with the moxie and the money to go head to head with holy Joe for the Democratic nomination for Senate in Connecticut.
What does Lowell Weicker think about Lamont, according to the the author of the Kos posting, Lamont has Weicker support.

From the comments section:


Weicker encouraged Ned to run, and pledged his support.
Like I said, it's hard to get information late on a Friday so we'll have to wait and see how this days out over the next couple of days