Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut has spent three terms as a moderate Democrat in the US Senate. He shared the Democratic ticket with Al Gore in 2000, coming within a whisper of being the country's Democratic vice-president.
He's run for the presidency as a Democratic Party icon. Now, in 2006, Joe Lieberman is in the fight of his life just to hang on to his Senate seat — and not because of a Republican challenger, but because of a Democratic Party primary race. Multi-millionaire challenger Ned Lamont has taken Lieberman to task on his support for the war in Iraq, and the challenge is working.
Hear about the Lieberman-Lamont battle in Connecticut, and its national implications for the Democrats and beyond.
Av Harris, Capital reporter WNPR in Hartford, CT
Ned Lamont, running in primary against Senator Joseph Lieberman
Bill Curry, columnist for The Hartford Courant
Joan McCarter, contributing editor and blogger for the Daily Kos
Will Marshall, president of the Progressive Policy Institute.
This program aired on August 1, 2006.