The three term incumbent’s people concede that he has no effective organization of his own. He has brought in a pro to gin up his ground game with only three weeks left and several million dollars to spend. Lamont manager Tom Swan, an organizing legend in Connecticut, has put together a formidable machine for the challenger.
Kevin Rennie, Hartford Currant, today in Political Wire:
At least two prominent Republicans think that if Schlesinger can be nixed from his spot on the ballot, it should be given to Senator Joseph Lieberman if he loses the August 8th primary to challenger Ned Lamont.
Hmmmm... What do you get if you put those two Kevin Rennie stories together?
But maybe, Lieberman doesn't really need an organization because, if he loses the August 8th primary, he will be running on the Republican line...
[Neither here nor there, but as I wrote that, the sky exploded into thunder and lightning. And evil laughter. Okay, there was no evil laughter.]
UPDATE: By the way, click through both links, the articles are interesting as a whole. My favorite part, from the first article:
Joseph Lieberman is hoping to use fear where work where persuasion has failed.
The theme of a Saturday conclave of Greater Hartford Democratic town committee chairs was that if Lieberman loses the primary he will hurt all other Democratic candidates by running as an independent in November. The message was clear: help him now or your favorites suffer in November.
Interesting strategy... Scare people into volunteering for you, that should work!