Another One Out? Lieberman Could Announce Retirement Tomorrow

By: Tuesday January 18, 2011 1:17 pm

What we know for sure is that Joe Lieberman will announce his intentions on 2012 and re-election at an event in Connecticut tomorrow. What we don’t know for sure is what he’ll say, but insiders in Connecticut from both parties think he’ll retire. Republican operative Kevin Rennie: United States Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) is expected [...]

Full Blumenthal Video Shows He Correctly Defined His Service

By: Wednesday May 19, 2010 11:27 am

The New York Times article threatening to sink Richard Blumenthal’s election chances by claiming he incorrectly stated his military record is starting to look more and more like a naked political hit. The article threw up a lot of smoke, but made major use of one incident from 2008 where Blumenthal saying he served in [...]

Blumenthal Attempting to Weather the Storm, National Dems Behind Him

By: Tuesday May 18, 2010 11:17 am

Richard Blumenthal is about to appear with several military veterans and defend his record amid today’s story in the New York Times about him falsely claiming, or at least leaving the impression, that he served in Vietnam. And it looks like national Democrats are not ready to drop him yet, preferring to let this play [...]

The Disaster In Connecticut: Blumenthal’s Vietnam Fibbing

By: Tuesday May 18, 2010 6:00 am

The Democrats haven’t exactly rebounded to the point where they can withstand more implosions from some of their candidates, and so this tough story on Connecticut Senate front-runner Richard Blumenthal really stings. At a ceremony honoring veterans and senior citizens who sent presents to soldiers overseas, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut rose and spoke [...]

Would Replacing Reid Even Help?

By: Thursday January 14, 2010 10:16 am

The new Public Policy Polling survey out of Nevada shows a far different dynamic with respect to its longtime Democratic Senator than what played out in Connecticut. There, when Chris Dodd decided to retire, Democratic fortunes immediately blossomed. Attorney General Richard Blumenthal stepped into the race and is leading all challengers by 35 points at [...]

Joe Lieberman A Uniter – Practically Everyone In Connecticut Hates Him

By: Thursday January 7, 2010 9:53 am

You cannot get 75-25 support on much of anything in politics, particularly in the current polarized environment. However, Joe Lieberman has done the impossible – he has that kind of a split in public perception of him in Connecticut. Joe Lieberman’s actions on the health care bill antagonized constituents both for and against it, and [...]

Blumenthal Starts With Enormous Leads In Connecticut Senate Race

By: Wednesday January 6, 2010 10:46 am

You can pretty much see why Democratic observers would want Richard Blumenthal running for US Senate rather than Chris Dodd for another term, when you see Public Policy Polling’s report of how both of them fare against the top Republicans in the race. Chris Dodd’s retirement has shifted one of the Democrats’ most vulnerable seats [...]

Dodd Formally Announces Retirement From Senate

By: Wednesday January 6, 2010 9:24 am

Christopher Dodd, the longest-serving Senator in the state of Connecticut, just announced that he will not seek a 6th term for the US Senate in front of his home in Connecticut. He said that the past year, which included a good deal of tumult, personal loss, and the prospect of his toughest re-election campaign yet, [...]

The Tuesday Night Massacre: Spate Of Dem Retirements

By: Wednesday January 6, 2010 5:00 am

Four Democrats seeking gubernatorial and Senate seats, including three incumbents, decided against running in 2010, which will surely launch dozens of “Democrats in disarray” stories. But a cold political calculation suggests that Democrats are probably in exactly the same electoral position today that they were yesterday, although they lose quite a bit in institutional Senate [...]

Bipartisanship In Financial Reform? I Wouldn’t Hold My Breath

By: Monday November 16, 2009 3:06 pm

Last week, some Senate watchers were enamored of the idea that the politics of financial regulation don’t cleanly set up along right-left lines, and that we could see some bipartisanship on the final votes. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) appeared to second that when he said last week that Sen. Chris Dodd’s (D-CT) proposal included the [...]

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