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Lieberman, Then And Now

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July 3, 2006: "[L]et me make clear that I am a Democrat and I will remain a Democrat. I am not going to be unaffiliated if I have to petition my way onto the ballot. I'm going to be a Democrat and I will caucus with the Democrats and look forward to caucusing with the Senate Democratic majority."

August 7, 2006: "I’ve been a Democrat for 40 years, I’ll die a Democrat, I’ll probably be a Democrat after my death, I may still be voting Democrat in some cities in Connecticut postmortem."

October 3, 2006: "I’ve given my word that’s what I intend to do. I am going to caucus with the Democrats."

September 8, 2008: Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) received a hero's welcome upon his return to the Senate Monday from Republicans.... Lieberman stayed huddled with Republicans during his approximately 20 minutes on the floor Monday, never venturing onto the Democratic side of the aisle. He was also engaged in a prolonged conversation with [Jon] Kyl, the GOP minority whip, although that discussion was about energy policy.

--Christopher Orr

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