Lieberman Wins

The Associated Press has declared Joe Lieberman the winner in Connecticut, avenging his loss to Ned Lamont in this summer’s Democratic primary.

Lamont lost the momentum in this race literally days after his stunning primary triumph– when he took off for a vacation in Maine. His campaign manager’s ugly verbal attack on the city of Waterbury — a socially conervative Lieberman stronghold in the primary whose voters, late in turning against the war, could have been Lamont converts in the fall– didn’t help either.

— Steve Kornacki

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