If Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman pulls out a win in November’s general election, the turning point of his campaign may well have been July 31 — the day Dan Gerstein showed up to volunteer in Hartford.
With an eye toward the 2008 presidential primaries, Democratic Party insiders are predicting that Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin could get a major boost from anti-war challenger Ned Lamont’s victory in Connecticut last week over Senator Joseph Lieberman.
Following the narrow but bruising defeat of Senator Joseph Lieberman in Connecticut’s Democratic primary Tuesday, the former vice presidential candidate appears to be receiving limited support from fellow Jewish lawmakers in his bid to carry on as an independent. Jewish Republicans, meanwhile, are rushing to paint Lieberman’s defeat as a victory for anti-Israel forces in the Democratic Party.
The anti-Iraq War challenger in Connecticut’s upcoming Democratic primary has issued strong statements backing Israel’s military operations in Lebanon, but his campaign boosters are being painted as anti-Israel by supporters of Senator Joseph Lieberman.Greenwich, Conn., businessman Ned Lamont, who holds a slight lead in the polls
Some Democrats are nervous that if Senator Joseph Lieberman loses his primary to an antiwar challenger, thousands of hawkish Jewish Democrats who see the Connecticut lawmaker as their standard-bearer will either abandon the party or sit out the November election.That, say several political observers, could make the difference in some hard-fought