Connecticut and Georgia Election.

Sen. Joe Lieberman struggled in his bid for a fourth term Tuesday, battling to overcome a tough primary challenge and escape payback from his own party for supporting the Iraq war. Six years after Democrats backed him for vice president, Lieberman lagged with 47 percent, or 56,891 votes, to political novice Ned Lamont’s 53 percent, or 64,383 votes, with 44 percent of precincts reporting.

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Turnout is High in Ct. with as much as 50% turnout experienced

11:13 PM:

CT SEN: Lamont 51.65% | Lieberman 48.35% | 93.85% in

Lieberman’s conceded defeat vows Independent Run..   

“Thank you dear friends for standing by me in this difficult race.”
“Your support has sustained my family and me and made this a much closer race than all the pundits were predicting.”
“I called Ned Lamont and congratulated him on his success today.”
“We’ve just finished the first half and the Lamont Team is ahead. In the second half, our team, Team Connecticut, is going to surge forward in November.”
“The old politics of polarization won today. For the sake of our state, my country and my party, I cannot and will not let those results stands today.”
“I will continue to offer Connecticut a different path forward.”
“People are fed up with the petty partisanship and angry bickering in Washington. It is continually blocking progress on major problems and wasting America’s greatness.”
“I’ll never hesitate to work with members of the other party if it helps to acheive solutions to build better life for people of Connecticut. I will always do what I believe is right for my state and country regardless of what the political consequences may be.”

Tomorrow is a brand new day. [I’ll run a] new campaign to unite people of Connecticut, GOP, Democrat and independent, and move forward together and solve our most serious problems together.”

From Webloggin:

The leftistphere falling all over themselves with glee as Joe Lieberman has just announced that he will run as an independent.

How bad is this news for the Democrats? The following quotes from Markos over at the Lost Kos sum it up perfectly:

While this race isn’t officially over, it’s pretty much over. Lieberman just announced that he is running as an independent.

I know Democrats in DC, including many of Lieberman’s allies, are horrified at that possibility. Lieberman will tell them all to fuck off. He doesn’t care. He doesn’t care about promises he made to them to respect the will of the primary voters.

It’s not the language that bothers me so much. Rather it is the style that digs under my skin. This is the typical modern day liberal in full color and it is now your Democrat Party coming out in full bloom.

This will be a true test of the parties will to maintain the status quo of the power structure versus let the fringies will to call the shots.

I am going to copy what I said in one of the comments of this post…

I may disagree with Lieberman on virtually every issues there is, except the War on Terror, but throughout his Senate Career I can not think of one scandal he has been rumored to be involved in. Can not say that about many politicians from either side of the aisle, Let alone a prominent leader of his Party. If Lieberman loses which it looks like he will the Dems will have thrown away one of the few decent individuals serving in the US Senate today.

And in Georgia

Meanwhile, in a much more high-profile race, U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney was trailing badly, with 24 percent of the vote, but only 18 percent of the precincts had reported in her race against Hank Johnson, a former DeKalb County commissioner.

They are competing to become the Democratic candidate for the 4th Congressional District, which covers parts of DeKalb, Gwinnett and Rockdale counties.

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Johnson declares victory over McKinney

Hank Johnson, the soft-spoken DeKalb County commissioner who forced U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney into a surprising runoff, finished the job Tuesday, decidedly defeating the 4th Congressional District lawmaker in their fierce rematch.

In a race that attracted national attention and a higher turnout than election officials expected at home, McKinney, a six-term Democrat and outspoken critic of the Bush administration, suffered her second defeat in four years. Before the day was out, the incumbent was complaining of voting irregularities, which election officials discounted.

Johnson, a 51-year-old lawyer and former magistrate judge, will face Republican Catherine Davis in the November general election in a DeKalb County district that is considered solidly in the Democratic corner. The district covers DeKalb and parts of Gwinnett and Rockdale counties.

Johnson’s message during brutal campaign simple: “Replace McKinney.” On Tuesday, Johnson found that a majority voters in the district had come to the same conclusion. He received nearly 59 percent of the votes.

I still can not believe that 42% of those that voted, cast their ballot for Cynthia Mckinney who essentially represents the Hate wing of the Democratic Party.  

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  1. It’s good to see McKinney losing. That woman is nuts. It also appears that Ned Lamont will hang on to defeat Joe Liberman. Let’s hope Lieberman does the right thing and bows out.

  2. Critic:

    I Agree with you about McKinney… Nuts is an understatement..

    On Lieberman however I am not so sure I can say I agree with you. I may disagree with Lieberman on virtually every issues there is, except the War on Terror, but throughout his Senate Career I can not think of one scandal he has been rumored to be involved in. Can not say that about many politicians from either side of the aisle, Let alone a prominent leader of his Party. If Lieberman loses which it looks like he will the Dems will have thrown away one of the few decent individuals serving in the US Senate today.

    Thanks for your Comment.
    Darrell

  1. 1 Webloggin

    Joe Lieberman Concedes Defeat and Announces that He Will Run as an Independent

    How bad is this news for the Democrats? The following quotes from Markos over at the Lost Kos sum it up perfectly. "Here’s what we all need to do the next few days – 1. Push Harry Reid to strip Lieberman of all committee assignments. 2. Let peop…




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