Connecticut on Lieberman

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Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman is up for re-election this year. Former Republican Sen. Lowell Weicker, whom Lieberman beat in 1988 and who in 1990 was elected to one term as governor as an independent, has talked about running against Lieberman. But the latest Quinnipiac poll shows Lieberman far head in a Lieberman-Weicker pairing. Also, a Trustfunder Left liberal named Ned Lamont is said to be interested in running against Lieberman in the Democratic primary. The Quinnipiac poll shows Lieberman with higher job approval among Republicans (68 percent) than Democrats (55 percent), but those numbers suggest that Lieberman would still be a strong favorite in a Democratic primary.