Sen. Lieberman files paperwork to run as an independent

Just one day after a loss in the Democratic primary, U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman's (D-CT) campaign filed paperwork Wednesday that will allow him to run as an independent in November. Lieberman says his

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Aug 10, 2006, 12:43 AM

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Sen. Lieberman files paperwork to run as an independent
Just one day after a loss in the Democratic primary, U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman's (D-CT) campaign filed paperwork Wednesday that will allow him to run as an independent in November.
Lieberman says his campaign collected more than 18,000 signatures, more than twice the 7,500 needed to secure a spot on the ballot. All of the signatures must be validated by the town clerks in the towns where they were submitted. The three-term senator had already filed paperwork to create a new party called Connecticut for Lieberman before the primary.
Meanwhile, Senate party leaders in Washington say they will continue to back Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont, who won the Democratic primary. Lieberman feels strongly about his position as senator for Connecticut despite some people calling him a political casualty of war in Iraq. Lieberman says he is confident and excited to continue fighting as an independent.
Related Information:Lieberman concedes Connecticut's Democratic primary for U.S. Senate Connecticut Vote 2006 Primary Election Results


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