The focus on Wal-Mart is part of a broader strategy of addressing what Democrats say is general economic anxiety and a growing sense that economic gains of recent years have not benefited the middle class or the working poor.
Their alliance with the anti-Wal-Mart campaign dovetails with their emphasis in Washington on raising the minimum wage and doing more to make health insurance affordable. It also suggests they will go into the midterm Congressional elections this fall and the 2008 presidential race striking a populist tone.
Both Lamont and Lieberman are mentioned in passing.
"All you need to know is Joe Lieberman and Ned Lamont have appeared at these events,Â Mr. Bayh said, speaking of the Connecticut senator and the man who defeated him in the Democratic primary on Aug. 8. "ThatÂs pretty good evidence that Democrats across the country are rallying around this issue."
No mention however of the anti-Wal-Mart ad that DeStefano had on TV during the primary.
Nagourney, Adam & Barbaro, Micheal. "Eye on Election, Democrats Run as Wal-Mart Foe". New York Times. 8/17/06