Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Top Democrats throw support to Lamont - Politics -

Seems like the DC Dems just might be getting the message.

Getting hit over the head with a 2x4 often does that.

Top Democrats throw support to Lamont - Politics -

WASHINGTON - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., threw their support behind Connecticut upset winner Ned Lamont this morning.

Both senators issued a joint statement this morning on the Connecticut Senate race, saying, in part, 'The Democratic voters of Connecticut have spoken and chosen Ned Lamont as their nominee. Both we and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) fully support Mr. Lamont's candidacy. Congratulations to Ned on his victory and on a race well run.'

They laid the blame for incumbent Senator Joe Lieberman's loss on his connection to President George W. Bush, saying, 'Joe Lieberman has been an effective Democratic Senator for Connecticut and for America. But the perception was that he was too close to George Bush and this election was, in many respects, a referendum on the President more than anything else. The results bode well for Democratic victories in November and our efforts to take the country in a new direction.'

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