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Lamont Wins Primary!


Ned Lamont won the Democratic primary in Connecticut this evening.  Joe Lieberman lost.  

Joe Lieberman is on C-Span right now thumbing his nose at the Democratic voters and the Democratic party, and announcing his run independent from the party.  He’s saying he wants to "unite not divide."  This speech is right out of the Karl Rove playbook.  Word on the street in Connecticut is that Lieberman will be running as an independent with Republican backing.  Any doubts that his loyalty first and foremost is to Joe Lieberman, whatever it takes?

The question is:  where will the DSCC and the party leadership be on this tomorrow?  They had better be out in front and supporting the winner of the Democratic primary.

Jane called to say that Ned Lamont will be down to speak shortly.  Here’s hoping that Democrats with some level of respect for their party, and with a healthy respect for the voters in the state of Connecticut, have a strong word with Joe Lieberman between now and tomorrow morning.

Jane will have much more soon…

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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