Monday, July 03, 2006

Lieberman will run as Independent if he loses the Democratic primary

Too bad there are only 20 Republicans in Connecticut, or else that'd be a great idea...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman, the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 2000 now challenged for supporting the Iraq war, said on Monday he would run for re-election as an independent if he loses his party's primary.

Lieberman, 64, said he plans to collect enough signatures to run as an independent candidate in November if he loses the Democratic nomination to a self-financed neophyte who has criticized his willingness to support Republican President George W. Bush on the war and other issues.

All kidding aside, should he lose the Democratic primary, he's got the name recognition thing going for him. That might be just enough to put him over the top in a general election.