Sen. Joe Lieberman and rival Democrat Ned Lamont started their final drives toward Election Day by sharing the spotlight Sunday at a Veterans Day parade.
Lieberman and Lamont shook hands with each other before taking their places on the route that wound through downtown Hartford. Lieberman marched near the front of the parade, accompanied by Republican U.S. Rep. Nancy Johnson. Lamont trailed by about a half-block and marched with U.S. Rep. John Larson, Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz and Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, all Democrats. (AP)
Johnson is probably hoping that some of Lieberman's independent voters will break her way.
"Lieberman, Lamont [begin] final campaign drives." Associated Press 5 November, 2006.
The Lamont campaign blog is reporting that Lieberman's people tried to have Lamont removed from the parade.
...at the beginning of today’s Veterans Day parade in downtown Hartford, Joe smiled and shook Ned’s hand, and then quickly sent his folks out to try physically bar Ned from marching with Congressman John Larson and other Democrats who invited him to march. [...]
Ned decided not to listen, and jogged around the Lieberman folks while we distracted them, and caught back up to the Democrats. When the Lieberman people again tried to physically remove Ned from the parade, Larson backed them off once and for all telling them simply: “Ned’s with us.”
Ah, character. Anybody have any more information?