Lamont Wins 52-48
This would have gone up earlier, but my ISP was so jammed it took a half hour to get back on.
Lieberman Concedes Connecticut Primary to Lamont
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman came close but was unable to pull off a miracle comeback against challenger Ned Lamont in today's Democratic primary, losing 52 percent to 48 percent.
Ned Lamont joined the ranks of the giant slayers with his victory over Joe Lieberman in Connecticut's Democratic Senate primary. Above, Lamont casts his vote earlier Tuesday with his daughter, Lindsay. (Reuters)
In an emotional speech to his supporters here minutes ago, Lieberman pledged to carry the fight to November -- choosing to run as an independent for reelection in the fall.
"In this campaign we've just finished the first half and the Lamont team is ahead," Lieberman said. "In the second half our team is going to surge forward to victory."
Lieberman said he had called to congratulate Lamont on is victory, but there is clearly no love lost between the two men.
"The old politics of partisan polarization won today," said Lieberman. "I cannot and will not let that result stand." Lieberman is expected to file signatures to run as an independent tomorrow.
That decision was met with squeamishness among many within the party establishment who had signaled that they would not support an independent bid by Lieberman. Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh -- who, like Lieberman, has close ties to moderates within the party but is considering a 2008 presidential bid -- quickly announced he would support Lamont.
Joe Lieberman is a slimy, lying fuck who only cares about himself and not the party or his supposed principles. He lied about the Lamont campaign and tried to play the victim. Fuck him, I'm glad he lost. I hope he has the dignity to leave with grace.
Is that too uncivil? Oh, maybe the crazy, wackadoo, Klan-Nazi jihadists of the left are just SO angry, that they get upset when someone insults the concept of Democracy.
posted by Steve @ 11:54:00 PM