Senator Joe Lieberman says he hasn’t made a decision about seeking re-election in 2012, but he sounds like he might be leaning toward running. During the taping of an interview for this week’s “Face the State with Dennis House,” I asked the 4 term independent if he thinks he could win re-election. The answer: “yes,” while admitting it will be a difficult race. He said he wouldn’t get into a race he didn’t think he could win, but he thinks he can win this one…..should he decide to run.
Lieberman told me if he does run, it will likely be as an independent, although he said some of his Democratic colleagues in the senate have been encouraging him to run as a Democrat. He also told me he is open to endorsing President Obama for re-election.
I also asked him about what his wife Hadassah thinks about running for a 5th term, and how he is different from the state’s new junior Senator Dick Blumenthal.
We also have analysis of the Lieberman interview from Hartford Courant columnist Kevin Rennie, one of the most creative writers out there. Kevin talks about Lieberman’s difficult to path to victory and his list of potential opponents that includes a surprise name.
Tune in this Sunday morning at 11AM for Face the State