U.S. Senator Lieberman takes out petition papers to form his own party

U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman has taken steps to secure a place on November's ballot in case he loses next month's Democratic primary. The three-term incumbent has taken out petition papers to form his own

News 12 Staff

Jul 11, 2006, 9:47 PM

Updated 6,528 days ago

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U.S. Senator Lieberman takes out petition papers to form his own party
U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman has taken steps to secure a place on November's ballot in case he loses next month's Democratic primary. The three-term incumbent has taken out petition papers to form his own party, "Connecticut for Lieberman." By creating the party, the Democrat would not have to share a line on the November ballot with fringe candidates for other offices. Lieberman?s challenger Ned Lamont, a political newcomer and Greenwich millionaire, calls the move a desperate attempt by a career politician. Despite the move, Lieberman says, "his campaign is totally focused on winning the primary August 8." Under state law, Lieberman will remain a registered Democrat even as his campaign circulates petitions to add his own party. He needs to collect 7,500 signatures by August 9 to secure his new party on November's ballot.


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