Joe Lieberman Won’t Run in 2012…For Anything

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Connecticut, Independents, Lieberman

The initial reports today speculated about presidential aspirations. But what tomorrow’s press conference is really about is his intentions for the Senate.

Politico has the story…

Lieberman will announce that he will not seek re-election Wednesday in Stamford, Conn., ending months of speculation about whether Lieberman would run as an independent, a Republican, a Democrat, or simply retire.

Several knowledgeable sources on Tuesday confirmed Lieberman’s decision not to run.

“He feels that after 24 years in the Senate and 40 years in public life, it’s time for a new season,” a Lieberman aide said Tuesday night. The aide said Lieberman isn’t bowing out because he was worried about re-election. “It would be tough fight, but that’s not a reason not to run for re-election.”

After his tough fight in 2006 and his support for McCain in 2008, even after McCain picked Palin (which clearly made Lieberman uncomfortable), this isn’t necessarily surprising.

More as it develops…

This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 and is filed under Connecticut, Independents, Lieberman. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

One Response to “Joe Lieberman Won’t Run in 2012…For Anything”

  1. Tweets that mention Donklephant » Blog Archive » Joe Lieberman Won’t Run in 2012…For Anything -- Says:

    [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Justin Gardner. Justin Gardner said: DONKLEPHANT: Joe Lieberman Won’t Run in 2012…For Anything [...]

Leave a Reply


You must ALWAYS fill in the two word CAPTCHA below to submit a comment. And if this is your first time commenting on Donklephant, it will be held in a moderation queue for approval. Please don't resubmit the same comment a couple times. We'll get around to moderating it soon enough.

Also, sometimes even if you've commented before, it may still get placed in a moderation queue and/or sent to the spam folder. If it's just in moderation queue, it'll be published, but it may be deleted if it lands in the spam folder. My apologies if this happens but there are some keywords that push it into the spam folder.

One last note, we will not tolerate comments that disparage people based on age, sex, handicap, race, color, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry. We reserve the right to delete these comments and ban the people who make them from ever commenting here again.

Thanks for understanding and have a pleasurable commenting experience.

Related Posts: