It’s a little awkward for me now,” Mr. Lieberman said on Friday, speaking to reporters in New Haven. “I’m a noncombatant — I am not going to be involved in other campaigns. I think it’s better if I just focus on my own race.”Note how Gerstein tries to change what Lieberman said, as usual. And this from WABC television in NYC
[On Saturday, a Lieberman campaign aide called to offer a clarification for this article. The aide, Dan Gerstein, said that the senator had endorsed all the Democratic candidates for the House and still hoped they would win.
[Mr. Gerstein said, however, that in light of their endorsement of Mr. Lamont, the senator did not expect the Democrats to ask him to campaign with them this fall.]
Mr. Lieberman has shown that he is more than willing to speak to Republican and Democratic constituencies, and to retain advisers who can help him reach both. He recently hired, for instance, the same polling firm as Representative Simmons, the Republican whom Mr. Courtney is challenging in the Second Congressional District.
On Thursday, Mr. Simmons and Mr. Lieberman stood side by side at an event commemorating the anniversary of saving the Naval Submarine Base at Groton, which the Pentagon had recommended closing.
There, Mr. Simmons spoke of the importance of “Team Connecticut,” a term Mr. Lieberman often uses in suggesting that bipartisanship can bring more money to the state
"As I see it, in this campaign we just finished the first half and the Lamont team is ahead. But, in the second half, our team, Team Connecticut, is going to surge forward to victory in November," Lieberman said.And look for Jodi Rell to be rolling out her membership in Team Connecticut in the coming weeks. What was a term used for all of CT's elected office holders to come together to save the Sub Base has now be co-opted for the cynical incumbent protection racket. Why am I not surprised?