Monday, August 07, 2006

Those who know him best...

Newspapers across Connecticut are endorsing incumbent Senator Joe Lieberman over one-note challenger Ned Lamont.

The Associated Press reports Lieberman got support from the Norwich Bulletin, the New Haven Register, The Day of New London and the Danbury News-Times.

He also was endorsed by the Hartford Courant and, most tellingly perhaps, the Greenwich Time -- the newspaper in Lamont's own hometown, where he performed his only service as an elected official as a town selectman.

A recurrent theme through the editorials: experience. Lieberman has tons, says the Greenwich Time, and Lamont very little.

While most call out Lieberman's support for the war as a negative, they all note that his balanced record and consistent service make him the more admirable candidate. And they also note that if he loses the primary but prevails in the general election as an independent, the Democrats lose a seat in Congress.

Meanwhile, current polls show the race tightening. Lamont had surged to a 13-point lead last week, but Lieberman has charged back trimming that lead to just six points.

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