Just when you thought the Connecticut race for the U.S. Senate could grow no odder, Republican state Representative Diana Urban today took out petitions for an independent run, creating the possibility of a four way race should Democrat challenger Ned Lamont defeat Senator Joseph Lieberman in the August 8th primary. Lieberman has also taken out petitions.
Urban, 56, will be running as an anti-war candidate and in a brief telephone interview sounded like a Republican version of Cindy Sheehan. The three term state legislator, claiming the Bush administration possesses a “flat learning curve”, says America went into Iraq for the wrong reasons. She says she was heavily influenced by recently published account of the war, Cobra II. On a more philosophical level, she cleaves to the Sun-Tzu’s Art of War, declaring that her campaign strategy comes from him: “The path will reveal itself to you.” (from The National Journal's Hotline On Call)
Urban won't be giving up her seat in the state House of Representatives' 43rd district: she's unopposed in that race.
A note of caution: I've only seen this story appear on Hotline On Call. No AP article, not a mention elsewhere. I'll keep an eye on it to see if it pans out.
(Thanks to Aldon Hynes for catching this one)