Connecticut Senate: Bysiewicz to Challenge Lieberman

Susan Bysiewicz (D) “today declared herself a candidate for U.S. Senate, trying to put the disasters of 2010 behind her by getting an early jump on 2012, when U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman is up for re-election,” the Connecticut Mirror reports.

Bysiewicz, 49, a Democrat whose career derailed last year after her abrupt and ill-fated switch from an exploratory campaign for governor to a run for attorney general, announced her plans in an email to reporters and discussed them in a telephone interview. The Mirror reported her intentions earlier today.

A friend “briefed on her Senate plans said Monday night that Bysiewicz, who won statewide races for secretary of the state in 1998, 2002 and 2006, intends to circulate a pollster’s memorandum detailing findings that she remains well-known and popular.”

Implications:

Her announcement is likely to nudge U.S. Reps. Chris Murphy and Joe Courtney, who also are considering a run for the Democratic nomination for Senate, toward a decision. Lieberman, who was re-elected as an independent in 2006, has not said if he will seek a fifth term in 2012.

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One response to “Connecticut Senate: Bysiewicz to Challenge Lieberman

  1. AndersonScooper

    Bysiewicz is not the answer, and will not be our Dem nominee.

    Her 2010 performance was just that bad. Frighteningly awful, really.

    Look for either Congressman Chris Murphy, or Congressman Joe Courtney to be the eventual candidate.

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