Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Lieberman to Run as an Independent

Three-Term Senator Plans to Run in General Election as an Independent

By Dan Balz and William Branigin

Washington Post Staff Writers
Tuesday, August 8, 2006; 11:30 PM

HARTFORD, Conn., Aug . 8 -- In a stunning repudiation, Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.) lost the Democratic Senate primary here Tuesday night, falling to antiwar candidate Ned Lamont in a campaign that became a referendum on the incumbent's support for the Iraq war and what opponents charged was his failure to challenge President Bush's war policies.

Lieberman conceded the race to Lamont late Tuesday, but vowed to run in the general election in November as an independent. more

What KoS is calling a major earthquake seems to be but a hiccup to me. A 3% primary win won't be enough of a margin once the independents and Republicans start casting their votes for Lieberman.