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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 12:20 AM
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"It was Iraq that drove Mr. Lamont into the race and kept him there"
A Man of Means, Pushing for Change

By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
Published: August 9, 2006

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Ned Lamont does not seem your typical liberal: a Greenwich blueblood, the great-grandson of J. P. Morgans partner, a multimillionaire businessman. Yet liberal he is, and proud of it, having advocated universal health care and a swift withdrawal of American troops from Iraq.

Hes lived in Greenwich, this very Republican town, for many years, Mr. Johnson said. But he had a greater degree of awareness for whats happening outside Greenwich.

Those experiences would later become the grist for his United States Senate campaign, as Mr. Lamont traveled around Connecticut to convince Democratic voters that his volunteerism, background as an entrepreneur, and willingness to champion liberal values were credentials enough to replace Mr. Lieberman.

But it was Iraq that drove Mr. Lamont into the race and kept him there. Late last year, he grew tired of seeing Mr. Lieberman defend the war in Iraq. He began to plead with local Democratic officials he would not say whom to find someone to contest the senators re-election. Then after reading an op-ed article Mr. Lieberman wrote in The Wall Street Journal urging the United States to stay the course in Iraq, Mr. Lamont decided he would run himself.


article: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/09/nyregion/09LAMONT.htm...

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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 12:42 AM
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1. headlines
Democratic senator loses primary battle over war Reuters
http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/articlenews.aspx?type=w...

Iraq war opponent defeats Lieberman The Charleston Gazette, West Virginia
http://www.wvgazette.com/section/News/2006080849

US Democratic Senator loses battle over war Stuff.nz
http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3759621a12,00.html

Sen. Joe Lieberman loses to anti-war challenger as 5 states hold primaries The Detroit News
http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060...

US senator loses in test of anti-war sentiment FT.com
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14256377 /

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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 12:44 AM
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2. People on both sides R&D see how wrong Iraq is.
I should know, I live in RW heaven (Southwest Texas)...they H A T E Bush! I've never seen people so mad at the POTUS.

Watch and learn Rove.
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 09:48 AM
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3. they want change
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