The results are in and Lamont has achieved a 6 point win over Lieberman. Yesterday's Primary in CT was a victory for Lamont and victory for voting. An estimated 43% of CT Democratic voters went to the polls yesterday. High voter turn was partly attributed to many unaffiliated voters who switched their party affiliation to Democrat so they could cast a ballot in yesterday's primary.
For many of you who are concerned about the prospect of a Lamont/Lieberman rematch in November, here is the one definitive reason why progressives don't have to worry about a 3 way race for the CT US Senate seat in November: Lieberman will drop out and will not run as an Independent. Wishful thinking? Perhaps, but I do believe that even though Lieberman has vowed to run as an Independent in November, I do not think that he will continue his election campaign Disclaimer: Despite the 2000 and 2004 "defeats" I am hopelessly optimistic about elections.
But optimism aside, let's look at the facts. To my current knowledge Lieberman does not have any support from any other state democrats now that Lamont has won the party nomination. How will Lieberman get endorsements? How will he raise funds when the Democratic Party is endorsing Lamont? How will Lieberman run an effective campaign when many Democratic Senators are asking him not to run as an Independent? Cheers to Lamont and cheers to Lieberman's inevitable, final descent from politics, which is hopefully just a few weeks away.