Lautenberg, Menendez endorse Lamont

New Jersey’s two Democratic Senators, Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez, said in early July that they would support the winner of the Democratic U.S. Senate primary in Connecticut, where Ned Lamont defeated incumbent Joseph Lieberman in a close race. Both Senators reaffirmed their support of Lamont today. “Joe Lieberman is a good friend and an excellent Senator who has served his country with dignity. He ran a hard-fought campaign, but the voters of Connecticut have spoken and I support their decision. I fully support Ned Lamont’s candidacy,” said Menendez. “Americans are fed up with George Bush’s status quo policy in Iraq and last night they spoke loudly and clearly that they want leaders who will take the country in a new direction. The choice for New Jersey voters is simple. I will stand up to George Bush and his failed policy in Iraq, and Tom Kean Jr. will be just another rubber stamp for the status quo.”

Lautenberg, Menendez endorse Lamont