If Senator Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) “runs for a fifth term, it’ll likely be as an independent,” POLITICO reports.
Lieberman told a local television news station that he believes he could win re-election as an independent, though he hasn’t decided whether to run again.
He told POLITICO in December that members of the Democratic caucus were encouraging him to return to his roots and run for re-election as a Democrat. He cautioned at the time that “all options are open.”
Lieberman has often drawn the ire of Democrats since backing Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for president, among other conservative moves, but recently he was hailed as the man of the hour by the liberal left for his work to repeal the ban on openly gay service members in the military – a key accomplishment for Democrats in the lame-duck session.