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It’s Not About You—It’s All About Joe

When long-serving Connecticut senator Joseph Isidore Lieberman [1] lost the Democratic primary to telecommunications executive Ned Lamont [2] in August 2006, rather than bow out as defeated candidates normally do, he persisted (with financial assistance from the national Republican party) and formed his own third party, Connecticut for Lieberman. He defeated Lamont in his bid for reelection in November 2006. Even though a strong majority of Connecticut voters want health reform legislation that includes a federally managed public option [3] (comparable to Medicare) to compete with private insurers by offering lower rates, Lieberman refuses to vote for any bill that includes a public option, no matter how watered down. (See our previous post “Public-Supported Health Care Has Worked for You, Joe Lieberman [4].”) This ad was produced by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee [5].

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