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Retribution was swift for U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman after the Connecticut Indepedent/Democrat’s speech supporting John McCain and criticizing Barack Obama at last week’s Republican National Convention.
Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call [Registration required] reports that he’s no longer welcome at the Democrats’ weekly lunches and biweekly lunches of committee chairman.
Republicans apparently couldn’t pass up the chance to include Democrat-turned-Independent Democrat Joe Lieberman as part of their convention program, and of course the chance to poke Democrats.
Lieberman, who was scheduled to speak during Monday’s opening program that was abbreviated because of Hurricane Gustav, will speak Tuesday night, the Associated Press reports.
Hoping to make up ground in a key battleground state, Democrats are sending in some of their big guns to court the Jewish vote.
New York Senator Chuck Schumer will pinch hit for Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama in the Sunshine state this weeend.
Even before John McCain and the GOP scaled back on this week’s Republican National Convention, there weren’t nearly as many public events geared toward Jewish voters on the schedule as the Democrats held last week in Denver. Republicans have been hoping to win over Jewish voters. The lack of events targeting Jewish or Israel issues may simply reflect the fact that the vast majority of Jewish voters have historically supported Democratic candidates.
Here’s most of what’s on the table now. This could all change given the uncertainty caused by Gustav pummeling the Gulf Coast. We’ll add more as they become known.
With Hurricane/Tropical Storm Gustav barreling down on the Gulf Coast, Republican nominee-in-waiting John McCain said that convention-goers should take off their Republican hats and put on their American hats in an effort to avoid the perception that the GOP is having a party at the same time of a potential national disaster.
Much of today’s formal Twin Cities schedule at the Republican National Convention has been scrapped, but that doesn’t mean there’s no fun and games.