Lieberman to announce his political future Wednesday
January 18th, 2011
02:05 PM ET
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Lieberman to announce his political future Wednesday

(CNN) – Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Democrat-turned-independent from Connecticut, will announce Wednesday whether he will run for reelection in 2012.

Lieberman, who still caucuses with the Democrats, lost his Democratic primary bid in 2006 before running successfully as an independent. He has served in the Senate since 1989.

News of Lieberman's announcement comes the same day a prominent Connecticut Democratic politician, former Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz, announced her intentions to challenge Lieberman for the seat.

Should Lieberman decide to run, it will no doubt be a tough fight. A Quinnipiac University poll last summer showed him with a 40 percent approval rating among his constituents.

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  1. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    Joe, come home. You do not have President W and Governor Rell to support you anymore in a reelection bid! We are tired of your self-righteous pronouncements. Plus, in a three-way race you would probably lose to Linda McMahon.

    January 18, 2011 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  2. timd

    Did that headline say, "Lieberman acknowledges he's a political failure?"

    January 18, 2011 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  3. rider83

    So now that he has betrayed America to protect and enrich Israel he should go home to his masters in Israel!! He is just another prostitute whore just like most of the rest of congress and the white house! The best thing he could do for America is to return all the money and benefits that he and the rest of congress keeps stealing from the poor and middle class of this country!! Jumping off a high cliff wouldn't bother me in the slightest unless he survived!

    January 18, 2011 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  4. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    What does he have to offer Connecticut? I am sure that he has something to say about his continued work in the Senate. The question is, does it make sense to the residents of Connecticut to keep him in office? Is his senority worth the work he is doing? Only the residents of Connecticut can answer that.

    January 18, 2011 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |

    In other words, the left, the right and the centert are upset with this joker so he knows this time there is no way he'll get elected again so he'll just quit. And for the country, that's a good thing.

    January 18, 2011 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  6. Protect and Defend Freedom of Speech in the USA

    Give it up Joe. The Progressives have taken control of your former party. They don't want you and they certainly don't deserve you. You should seriously consider caucasing with the Republicans, After all, they are the ones that voted for you in your last election.

    January 18, 2011 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |