Lieberman finds Senate success with new affiliation

Voters elected Joe Lieberman to his fourth term in the U.S. Senate Tuesday, only this time he will be seated in the middle of the floor as an independent.Following Election Day, Lieberman said he's been assured his seniority will not change even though his affiliation has. The senator is in line to chair the Homeland Security Committee. Lieberman also said he doesn't believe there will be any lasting problems with personal relationships within the Democratic Party. He says the most important lesson learned is that he needs to evaluate each issue independently. His vote could now hold more importance in a closely divided Senate.Many CT Democrats backed his challenger, Ned Lamont following the primary. Some even spoke against Lieberman's independent campaign. Lieberman says he hopes the swing in power will bring about a more bipartisan effort.