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Monday, May 07, 2007

Lamont returns Kerry's favor, targets Lieberman's buddy in Maine

I'm happy to say that I voted for him!
Last fall, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., came to Connecticut to help Democratic Senate candidate Ned Lamont in his bid to unseat veteran Sen. Joe Lieberman.

Lamont is now returning the favor. He and the Massachusetts Democrat are teaming up to target Republican senators they say are blocking efforts to end the Iraq war.


"Last year, Connecticut Democrats heard my call for an end to the war in Iraq and nominated me to be their U.S. Senate candidate," Lamont wrote. "The pundits derided our campaign, but John Kerry had my back."

The Greenwich businessman joined Kerry’s effort to defeat four GOP senators up for re-election in 2008. The pair is targeting Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, John Sununu of New Hampshire, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Norm Coleman of Minnesota.


In an e-mail last week, Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, criticized "Roadblock Republicans" for opposing a bill passed by the Democratic-run Senate to set a deadline for bringing U.S. troops home from Iraq. Lamont followed up with his own e-mail.

"The activist energy of the 2006 campaign moved the entire national debate on Iraq," Lamont wrote. "It’s time for another burst of activist energy to move the issue forward in GOP territory, and I’m proud to join John Kerry in calling on you to apply some pressure to the Republican caucus."
With the "kiss of death" endorsement from Holy Joe Lieberman, and the effort to give Collins her pink slip from Lamont and Kerry, Joe Lieberman's favorite senator from Maine is going to have a very long and difficult campaign on her hands.