The Spectacle Blog

Lieberman Concedes— But…

By on 8.8.06 | 11:24PM

"We've just finished the first half, and the Lamont team is ahead -- But in the second half, our team, Team Connecticut, is going to surge forth to victory in November." He's attacking Lamont hard. The independent race is definitely on.

Drudge Calls the Race in CT

By on 8.8.06 | 10:39PM


Connecticut // U.S. Senate - - Dem Primary
608 of 748 Precincts Reporting - 81.28%
Lamont, Ned 116,387 51.71% **Winner
Lieberman, Joe (i) 108,683 48.29%
After the talk in recent weeks of a double-digit blow-out, a result this close is a shot in the arm to an independent Lieberman campaign. So is this.

Other Races to Watch

By on 8.8.06 | 8:45PM

In Michigan, incumbent Republican squish Joe Schwarz is facing a challenge from Club for Growth-backed conservative Tim Walberg, and could very well lose. Official results from that race will appear here. CfG also has a dog Colorado's 5th district, where they back Doug Lamborn in the Republican primary. (I can't find a results link for that one at the moment, but I'll add one if I can.) UPDATE: Here's a link that'll have results for CO-5 (as well as the contested Democratic primary in CO-7).

Watching the Polls

By on 8.8.06 | 7:49PM

They're closed in Georgia -- Results in the McKinney-Johnson race will appear here as they come in. Connecticut polls close at eight. Stay tuned.

No Go Joe?

By on 8.8.06 | 7:29PM

The initial reports from Connecticut aren't good for Sen. Joe Lieberman. Turnout appears to be exceedingly high in the suburbs, which is good for Nutty Ned. Turnout is low in the traditionally moderate, blue collar communities, such as Waterbury, where Lieberman was hoping for strong support to blunt the suburban push.

We're hearing conflicting things from people who are close to Lieberman. Some say the Lieberman has in excess of 20,000 signatures that he could file tomorrow to run as an independent on the November ballot. Others aren't so sure he has the necessary signatures because the drive for John Hancocks was not as intensive as some believed.

There are others who aren't so sure Lieberman will, in fact, submit his name for consideration. What we have heard in Washington Democrat circles is that Sen. Harry Reid and others have spoken with former President Bill Clinton about interceding on their behalf and persuading Senator Lieberman not to run in November.

We'll know soon enough what Lieberman's plans are.

Mon Dieu!

By on 8.8.06 | 6:10PM

From Overheard in the Office:

Employee on phone with a French company: I'm sorry that you're offended that I don't speak French, sir...Well, I don't know what to tell you. I speak English and Korean; I just don't speak French. We have a great offer here. I think you'd like to hear about it, even in English...Well, if you'd like I can speak to you with what French I do know but I'm afraid it will only be "hello" and "yes" or "no."...I'm sorry that you think my lack of French represents what's wrong with America in general...
Think the French guy speaks Korean?

Remember That ‘Bipartanship’…

By on 8.8.06 | 5:45PM

...always means giving in to liberals. Look at the last line of this letter to the editor from the Democrats' fearless leader, Nancy Pelosi, on Social Security reform:

Once privatization is no longer an option, we look forward to working with Mr. Paulson and others in the administration in a bipartisan fashion.

In other words, 'bipartisan' means liberals get everything they want and conservatives get nothing.