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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:11 PM
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NewsMax: "Lieberman Soars With GOP Support"
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Meanwhile, Lieberman has had more than blessings to count as donations roll in from both major Democratic donors worried about security issues and traditional GOP supporters who like Lieberman's hawkish defense views.

Already, the national GOP has all but abandoned the GOP nominee, Schlesinger, who has managed a war chest of only tens of thousands compared to the leaders' millions.

The Hartford Courant newspaper reported over the weekend that Bush confidante Joseph Allbaugh has stroked a hefty check to the Lieberman cause, offering financial support along with Bush family friend and former Ambassador Melvin Sembler, and former assistant Republican Senate leader Don Nickles.

Republican New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has backed Lieberman and has been helping him raise funds.

Perhaps even more welcome than the cash was the personal imprimatur of Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, who has endorsed Lieberman. Last Friday, the pair appeared at the New London City Pier to ramp up support for port security. Collins, who chairs the Homeland Security Committee, told the assemblage that her declared support of her Senate colleague was the first time she has ever backed a "non-Republican." "There are certain leaders, and certain issues, that transcend partisan politics and require work across party lines, and Joe Lieberman is that leader, and homeland security is that issue," she declared. With her endorsement of Lieberman, Collins closes ranks with other prominent Republicans who have been singing the praises of the Democrat.

Vice President Dick Cheney has referred to Lieberman as "a fine U.S. senator."

Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman has contrasted Lieberman with his "retreat and defeat" fellow Democrats. Significantly, Mehlman has also refused to endorse the official Republican nominee, Schlesinger.

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Pundits suggest that Lieberman's independent run imperils both the state Democratic Party's unity and its hopes for winning the three hotly contested House seats seats that could provide the edge for a Democratic majority in the Senate. As just reported by Bloomberg News, the Lieberman factor has divided state Democrats and left them scratching their heads about whether to drive out the voters.

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http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2006/10/22/192...
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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:13 PM
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1. The ultimate sell-out. nt
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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:15 PM
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2. why are you linking to this site?
rule breaker you...
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:52 PM
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4. 'Cause that's who has the story
I tried to post as much of the dirt so others wouldn't have to click on the link ...

Hey, it's a dirty job, but someone has to go there.
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:15 PM
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3. Think again, Collins.
"Collins said ... this was the first time she has ever backed a non-Republican."

If you're backing Lieberman, your record is still intact. You have NEVER backed a non-Republican.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:55 PM
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5. Interesting choice of words
Non-Republican not equalling Democrat. Ought to give some Democrats a clue when not even the Republicans are calling him a Democrat.
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:11 PM
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6. I fJoe wins? he won't forget GOP paybacks... CT. people are this dumb?
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Chipper Chat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:36 PM
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7. If Loserman wins he will be shunned by both parties.
Not "in public" but in personal relationships. The democrats will "never forget" (no pun intended) and the Senate republicans will have no use for him even if he caucuses with them.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:43 PM
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8. Joe says Karl is a long time close personal friend.
We should have seen this one coming a mile away. Up until 2000, I thought of Joe Lieberman as an honorable man. Then again, I thought Collin Powell was a honorable man until I learned about his role in the My Lia massacre. I wish I'd known how chummy Joe and Karl were in 2000.
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:58 PM
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9. Lieberman sounds like the next Zel Miller...
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