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Wednesday, August 23rd 2006

Joe Makes The Ballot

It means Lieberman’s lead in the polls will actually mean something (although the numbers are certainly down from right after the primary). Joe is on the ballot in Conneticut.

U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman has enough voter signatures to secure a spot on the November ballot with a new party, Connecticut’s secretary of state said Wednesday.

The certification means that Lieberman, who lost the Democratic primary to a political newcomer, will run for re-election as the candidate of the new Connecticut for Lieberman party.

He will face Democrat Ned Lamont and Republican Alan Schlesinger.

Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz said Lieberman exceeded the 7,500 signatures necessary to get on the ballot as an independent.

The campaign collected more than 18,500 signatures.

This despite efforts to the contrary and attacks from Joe’s former party.

Kerry accused the 2000 Democratic vice presidential candidate of “adopting the rhetoric of Dick Cheney,” on the issue of Iraq.

“Joe Lieberman is out of step with the people of Connecticut,” Kerry added, insisting Lieberman’s stance on Iraq, “shows you just why he got in trouble with the Democrats there.”

Kerry called Lieberman’s independent bid a “huge mistake” and applauded businessman-turned-politician Lamont as “courageous” for challenging Lieberman on the war.

H/T Decision ’08

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