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Well, he's kind of had it in for me ever since I accidentally ran over his dog. Actually, replace "accidentally" with "repeatedly," and replace "dog" with "son."

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

More Lieberman News

In the Connecticut Democratic primary, turnout was exceedingly high. Nearly 60% of registered Dems turned out for the vote. That is a good sign for many reasons, including making it very clear that Lieberman was NOT defeated by a small liberal activist fringe, but by the largest turnout of Democrats in the state's history.

Also, the Democrats in CT are trying to kick him off the ballot. I don't know all the rules, but it seems that there are rules to prevent a loser in a primary from running as an independent, on the theory that he is a member of a party and that party has a candidate. Probably will fail.


Dr. Strangelove said...

Quick note: if you read the article LTG linked to, you will find that the 60% turnout figure refers only to the city of West Hartford, CT. Statewide, the turnout was 43% of registered Democrats (287,000 votes were cast).

This still represents a record turnout (the previous record was 39%) so LTG's essential point remains unchanged.

Anonymous said...

In related news, Frank Murkowski, the Republican governor of Alaska, lost yesterday night in the primary to Sarah Palin. She now goes up against Tony Knowles, the Democrat who was previously governor from 1994-2002. Knowles is considered the likely winner. 

// posted by LTG

Anonymous said...

The Alaska situation appears to be yet more evidence of anti-incumbant attitudes out there.  

// posted by RBR