Monday, August 14, 2006

Lieberman will run as a Republican

The evidence is mounting that, if the GOP can get Alan Schlessinger to step aside, Joe Lieberman will run for senate as a Connecticut Republican.

Following his Democratic Party primary defeat, Lieberman reportedly received a pledge of assistance from Karl Rove. RNC head Ken Mehlman has steadfastly refused to endorse, or even say one encouraging word about Schlessinger.

Now, the White House is conspicuously dissing the GOP candidate.

President Bush isn't exactly eager to lend his support to the Republican nominee in Connecticut's tumultuous Senate race.

The White House was circumspect on Monday when asked whether Bush would support Republican Alan Schlesinger in the three-way fall contest that includes Democratic nominee Ned Lamont and three-term incumbent Sen. Joe Lieberman.
"The president supports the democratic process in the state of Connecticut and wishes them a successful election in November," White House spokesman Tony Snow said.

Bush routinely backs Republican candidates in races all across the country.