While many members of the Democratic Town Committee still have uncommitted support for the four party hopefuls running for governor and U.S. senator, the majority back Stamford Mayor Dannel P. Malloy and incumbent Joseph I. Lieberman, according to informal votes taken Tuesday.This is the first good news I've heard for Lieberman in a while. Cummings's sort of reasoning--that he doesn't want to risk the seat--could be very damaging to Lamont.
Cummings said that while he's uncommitted in the race for governor, he does support Lieberman's reelection - despite a resolution the town committee passed nearly unanimously this year that chastised the senator for his support of the Bush policy in Iraq.
Still, when it comes to backing Lamont, Cummings said he's not willing to risk losing a Democratic seat in the Senate based solely on principle: "I'm willing to be Joe Hypocrite all over the place ... because of the greater good."(Phillips)
Phillips, Kimberly. "Manchester Democrats favor Malloy, Lieberman." Journal-Inquirer 19 April, 2006.