Well, we knew this was coming, but now it’s official: Sen. Joe Lieberman has created a new political party that he will use to appear on the November ballot if he loses the Democratic primary in August.

  • As such a move would amount to sticking his thumb in the eye of Conn. voters, the name of his new political party is deliciously ironic: Connecticut for Lieberman.
  • Maybe he should have picked something more representative of his backing: Lieberman for Lieberman.

    AP via Newsday:

    HARTFORD, Conn. — Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman filed paperwork Monday that will allow him to collect signatures to petition his way onto the November ballot if he loses an August primary.

    Lieberman’s campaign announced the move in an e-mail to reporters.

    The three-term senator faces a tough Aug. 8 primary challenge from Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont. Lieberman, who has been criticized by fellow Democrats for his support of the war in Iraq and a perceived closeness with President Bush, is popular among many unaffiliated and Republican voters in Connecticut.

    Lieberman also filed papers with the secretary of the state’s office Monday to create a new party called Connecticut for Lieberman.

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