Reposted from My Left Nutmeg:
by: BranfordBoy - Wed Jan 03, 2007 at 07:17:30 AM EST
It's official! Fairfield professor John Orman is now the recognized head of the Connecticut for Lieberman Party.
Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz has certified both Orman and the party's new by laws, which limit party membership to "critics of the Senator and anyone named Lieberman".
"If someone wanted to challenge it, they'd have to go to court," said Ted Bromley, a state elections attorney for Bysiewicz's office. . . .Typically, Lieberman ran from press questions about the issue.
Bromley said the secretary of the state's office has determined it is not responsible for ruling whether Orman is the party's legitimate chairman. Bromley said Connecticut for Lieberman is a minor party, by virtue of Lieberman's November victory, and the secretary of the state will keep Orman's rules on file.
Orman said he plans to use his position as party chairman to hold Lieberman accountable.
"It's a watchdog, accountability party with a line guaranteed in the next Senate race," Orman said.
(CT Bob: Does this mean that we'll have a line on the ballot next time around? That'd be so cool!)