The star of Ned Lamont’s new television ad is none other than Joe Lieberman.
It is Lieberman’s voice, back in 1988 when he debated incumbent Senator Lowell P. Weicker Jr., that narrates the ad. “After 18 years, it’s time for somebody new,” he says.”In this campaign I promise you I will not miss more than 300 votes.”
On the screen it says “The Fact: Joe Lieberman has skipped more than 418 votes.”
The Lamont campaign says that it is putting the finishing touches on the ad but it should be up at around 3pm.
According to the Lamont campaign, Lieberman skipped half of all votes on the Iraq War, missed votes on Medicare to attend fundraisers in California, and failed to vote once to fund the inaugural budget of the Department of Homeland Security.
We’re waiting to hear back from the Lieberman campaign for a response.