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Lieberman, in One Last Dig at Lamont, Will Advise Stefanowski

October 31, 2018 By Staff
Lieberman, in One Last Dig at Lamont, Will Advise Stefanowski

The former U.S. senator, once defeated by Ned Lamont in a 2006 primary, will advise Bob Stefanowski should the Republican win next Tuesday.

If Republican Bob Stefanowski wins his gubernatorial contest next Tuesday, he’ll immediately receive help in his transition from a national figure and former opponent of Ned Lamont: ex-Sen. Joe Lieberman (ID-Conn.).

The Stefanowski campaign announced on Wednesday that Lieberman will advise Stefanowski’s transition team if Stefanowski wins on Election Day.

“If elected, I will be charged with representing all 3.5 million Connecticut residents – Democrats, Republicans and everything in between,” said Stefanowski. “I greatly admire Senator Lieberman for his service to our state and his work to bring people together during his career. I am honored that he has agreed to provide his valuable wisdom during the transition process.”

Though the announcement does not amount to an endorsement from Lieberman, it could be perceived as one last dig by the ex-senator, against the man that beat him in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in 2006.

Lamont narrowly defeated Lieberman in an August 2006 Democratic primary, shocking the political world. Lieberman then ran as an independent, and handily defeated Lamont and Republican candidate Alan Schlesinger.