After a failed U.S. Senate and gubernatorial campaign, it would appear Connecticut’s perpetual political challenger Ned Lamont has finally decided to stop courting the voters of the Nutmeg state.
Instead of hitting the campaign trail for a third time, it would seem that Mr. Lamont has focused his sights on the many charms of Manhattan, where he and wife Ann Huntress Lamont have snapped up a $4.6 million condo at 301 West 57th Street, according to city records.
Back in 2006, some of the biggest names in Democratic politics, including an up-and-coming Illinois senator named Barack Obama, argued that Joe Lieberman-and not his more progressive Democratic challenger, Ned Lamont-should represent Connecticut in the Senate.
On Tuesday, Lieberman, who won that election as an independent but who (thanks again to Obama) still caucuses with Read More
Barack Obama has drawn some criticism from left-of-center blogs today for cutting a radio ad in support of Representative John Barrow of Georgia, a conservative Democrat who is facing a primary challenge from a more liberal candidate next month.
"One of the most enthusiastic enablers of the radical and lawless policies of the Read More
Happy Blog Day!
irst, Ned Lamont took the occasion in an impassioned e-mail this morning to call for grassroots change. Then John McCain made news in a blog-hosted interview.
Now, Bill Clinton.
His foundation just fired out an e-mail with the subject, "Read My First Blog" and the "From" field Read More
First off, let’s be clear about something: It’s easy to be against the war now; everyone is against it. Three and four years into Vietnam, more than half the country was for it—probably 60 percent. Right now no one with any sense in America thinks this war was a smart idea. Figuring out how to Read More
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 Read More
With word circulating that an exit poll has Ned Lamont leading Joe Lieberman, Dan Gerstein, Lieberman’s campaign press secretary, says he’s not surprised. “We expect this will be a two or three point race,” he said shorty after 7:00. “It’s going to be close.” There is anecdotal evidence, Gerstein said, of higher-than-expected turnout — “but Read More
In what looks like a conscious echo of Ned Lamont’s attention-grabbing literature in Connecticut, here’s part of a campaign flyer being handed out by one of the opponents of Transport Workers Union president Roger Toussaint opponents showing him hugging MTA Chairman Peter Kalikow.
For more information on the flyer, or the union’s election Read More
Sincerest apologies for the absence of posts over the last couple of hours. We’ve been having some tech issues that are, for the moment, resolved.
And now, as we were saying…
If there was any doubt how Ned Lamont might try to revitalize his campaign, this ad should answer your question.
Here’s what it Read More
Quinnipiac throws a little bit of a wet blanket (a slightly dampened blanket?) on hopes of a suspenseful election tomorrow, releasing polls on three key races that show:
Alan Hevesi leading Chris Callaghan by 12 points;
Bob Menendez leading Tom Kean, Jr. by 5;
and Joe Lieberman leading Ned Lamont by Read More