Not only has he broken his promise to endorse Democratic candidates standing for Congress in Connecticut by declaring himself a “non-combatant” but he has started campaigning with Republicans and has hired Republican pollster Neil “Democrat Slayer” Newshouse who is also working for Republican Congressional candidates. It is assumed that they will be sharing data.
In doing so, he will threaten the Democrats’ chances of taking the House – they need to gain 16 seats, and 3 of the most vulnerable Republicans are in Connecticut. A high Republican turnout for Lieberman could tip the balance in those districts.
Lieberman’s latest tactic is to deploy supporters dressed as Arabs to stand by roads with signs backing Lamont – a new low even by the dubious standards of Republican (sorry, independent!) campaigning.