In what was bar-none the most watched primary in the nation, three-time US Senator and former Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman lost to political newbie Ned Lamont. But don't think for a minute you won't have old Joe to kick around anymore, within minutes of conceding the primary Lieberman announced he would, as rumored, run as an Independent. Perhaps he can get some tips from Katherine Harris on how to not take NO for answer.
This does cause a problem though since Lieberman will undoubtedly split the Democratic vote in Connecticut. For someone who has spent the last several weeks declaring his Democratic credentials, that sure is a shitty way to show your support for the party. But Lieberman has never put the health of the party before his own political ambition. In 2000, he refused to give up his seat while he ran for VP, putting both positions in danger.
Lieberman is only the fourth incumbent senator to lose a primary since 1980
In another Thank God moment, Bat Shit Crazy Cynthia McKinney also lost her run-off contest in Georgia. Attorney Hank Johnson, a former county commissioner, won the nomination with 59 percent of the vote, surpassing McKinney by more than 11,000 votes.