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CANDIDATE INFORMATION

Party

Independent Democrat

 

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36 Woodland Street, , Hartford, CT 06105 USA

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Born

2/24/1942

Died

Alive

Database Record

Entered on 6/15/2006, Updated 2/24/2013

Biography

Joseph Isadore "Joe" Lieberman Now in his third term representing Connecticut in the United States Senate, Joe Lieberman has earned a national reputation as a thoughtful, principled, and effective legislator. He is perhaps best known as the Democratic candidate for Vice President in 2000. More than that, he is a national leader who works across party lines to find common ground, who speaks his conscience, and who gets things done for Connecticut and the country. That reputation is based on a long and distinguished record. Senator Lieberman is one of Congress's most influential voices on security issues. He was the Senate's leading champion of legislation creating the Department of Homeland Security to better protect the nation from terrorist attacks. He has been at the forefront of efforts not only to increase our investment in defense, but to transform our armed forces to better meet the threats of the 21st Century. Senator Lieberman has been a strong and consistent advocate for using America's military might - most recently to disarm Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq - to defend America's interests and values when they are seriously endangered. Here at home, Senator Lieberman believes in economic policies that spark business growth, encourage innovation, open the doors of opportunity for all, expand markets for American products, and keep the government's budget books in balance. He is also a champion for the ordinary investor and consumer, fighting to ensure that public and private watchdogs meet the highest standards of independence and integrity. Senator Lieberman is a strong advocate for investing in our public schools, empowering parents, and challenging all students to meet higher academic standards. He seeks to give all Americans, regardless of income, the chance to go to college and develop the skills they need to succeed in our global information economy. He works to expand quality and affordable healthcare to all Americans and to safeguard Medicare and Social Security for future generations. Senator Lieberman is a vocal advocate for campaign finance reform and has written extensively on the dignity and nobility of public service. He urges America to be true to its tradition of tolerance by giving faith and its practitioners a place at the national table. Senator Lieberman is dedicated to strengthening America's families and renewing our common values by working with parents to improve the culture in which they raise their children. Senator Lieberman was born in Stamford, Connecticut, on February 24, 1942, and attended public schools there. He received his bachelor's degree from Yale College in 1964 and his law degree from Yale Law School in 1967. Senator Lieberman was elected to the Connecticut State Senate in 1970 and served there for ten years, including the last six as Majority Leader. In 1980, he returned to private legal practice for two years, and from 1983 through 1988, he served as Connecticut's 21st Attorney General. As Attorney General he took on polluters of Connecticut's environment, went after deadbeat dads by strengthening child support enforcement, and earned a strong reputation as a defender of consumers' rights. Senator Lieberman was first elected to the United States Senate in 1988, scoring the nation's biggest political upset that year by a margin of just 10,000 votes. Six years later, he made history by winning the biggest landslide victory ever in a Connecticut Senate race, drawing 67 percent of the vote and beating his opponent by more than 350,000 votes. In 2000, Senator Lieberman was elected by another overwhelming margin to a third term. Senator Lieberman is Ranking Member and former Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (formerly the Governmental Affairs Committee), which is responsible for assuring the efficiency and effectiveness of the Federal Government. In addition, he is a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee; Senate Armed Services Committee, where he is Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on AirLand Forces and sits on the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities; and the Small Business Committee. Senator Lieberman is also a former Chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), which is "an idea center, catalyst, and national voice for a reform movement that is reshaping American politics by moving it beyond the old left-right debate." The DLC, like Senator Lieberman, advances public policy that honors the core American values of responsibility, opportunity, and community. Senator Lieberman lives in New Haven and Washington with his wife Hadassah. Together they are the proud parents of four children - Matthew, Rebecca, Ethan and Hana - and three granddaughters, Tennessee, Willie and Eden. The child of Holocaust survivors who fled Hitler's regime to start a new life in the U.S., Hadassah grew up in Gardiner, Massachusetts, where her father became the community rabbi. Hadassah has spent her career working on health issues, assisting non-profit organizations, improving educational standards, and promoting international understanding. She is also devoted to community service, having served on several national nonprofit councils and boards. She continues to be a voice on many important issues facing the nation, such as improving women's health, reducing hurdles faced by immigrants as they strive for the middle class, and the challenge of caring for aging parents.

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NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

12/12/2012

Speech

Senator Lieberman's Farewell Speech

10/26/2012

Statement

Lieberman: 'No More Defense Cuts'

7/31/2012

News

Both party conventions snub Lieberman

9/19/2011

General

Lieberman ‘Very Fond’ of Bachmann and Perry

1/19/2011

General

John McCain: Joe Lieberman for Defense secretary

10/15/2010

Blog Entry

The Fate of American Government Could Rest in Joe Lieberman's Annoying Hands

9/21/2010

General

Lieberman Wants To Start A Bipartisan, High-Income Tax Cuts Gang

9/3/2010

Blog Entry

Joe Lieberman: Loyal Democrat

5/27/2010

General

Joe Lieberman open to backing Linda McMahon

4/13/2010

Statement

Lieberman: 'Thank God' political momentum now with GOP

1/25/2010

General

Lieberman: ‘It’s Possible’ I Could Be ‘A Good Old-Fashioned New England Moderate Republican’

1/7/2010

Poll

Poll: Lieberman Hated By Everyone In Connecticut After Health Care Debates

12/27/2009

Statement

Lieberman: Yemen will be 'tomorrow's war' if pre-emptive action not taken

12/21/2009

General

Lieberman: Obama Never Pressed Me On Public Option

12/20/2009

News

Democrats take on the Liebermonster

12/15/2009

General

Lieberman expresses regret to colleagues over healthcare tension

12/14/2009

Blog Entry

More Reasons To Love Joe Lieberman!

12/13/2009

Blog Entry

Harry and Joe

12/14/2009

Poll

81% Of Dems Want Lieberman Punished For Health Care Filibuster

12/14/2009

Blog Entry

Joe Lieberman, Worst Person In History Of Universe, Part Nine Million

11/10/2009

Amusing

Obama's modest proposal: A Lieberman swap

11/8/2009

News

Sen. Joe Lieberman calls Fort Hood massacre a 'terrorist' act

10/30/2009

News

Former Dem Veep Candidate Plans to Campaign for GOP

10/27/2009

Statement

Lieberman: Sure, I'd Filibuster A Health Care Reform Bill With A Public Option

10/13/2009

Endorsement

Lieberman opposes Baucus health bill

10/11/2009

News

Lieberman bill may cross a bridge in same-sex debate

8/23/2009

Interview

Lieberman Suggests Health Care Reform May Have to Wait

1/29/2009

News

Lieberman Heaps Praise On Obama For Afghan Policy, Al-Arabiya Interview

1/20/2009

News

Lieberman: "I was deeply moved and inspired"

12/17/2008

Poll

New Low For Lieberman In Quinnipiac Poll

12/2/2008

General

Lieberman now praising Obama

11/26/2008

Blog Entry

Lieberman Donated to Gordon Smith & Peter King

11/24/2008

General

Lieberman: Obama 'about perfect' in Cabinet picks

11/18/2008

Blog Entry

Lieberman: Suck On That, Liberals!

11/11/2008

News

Obama wants Lieberman to stay with Senate Dems

11/11/2008

Blog Entry

It's Official: Full Dem Caucus Will Vote On Lieberman's Fate

11/9/2008

Blog Entry

Lieberman Aide: Booting Him Would Be Putting Politics Ahead Of Nation's Safety

11/7/2008

News

McConnell reaches out to Lieberman

11/6/2008

News

Lieberman keeps committee for now

10/28/2008

Speculative

Sen. Lieberman likely to lose his gavel in massive reshuffle being discussed

10/26/2008

Commentary

Lieberman: I Respect Obama

10/26/2008

Humor

Lieberman's Overlords Most Displeased

10/24/2008

Statement

"Thank God" Palin isn't prez on Day One, Lieberman says

9/24/2008

General

Conn. Democrats to debate censuring Lieberman

9/5/2008

News

After RNC Speech, Republicans Court Lieberman to Make the Switch Official

9/4/2008

News

Democrats Rebuke Lieberman for Obama Comments

8/13/2008

News

Pelosi blasts Lieberman

8/10/2008

Blog Entry

Lieberman's $100K Peace Offering To Senate Dems

8/9/2008

General

Lieberman ‘on McCain short-list’

7/22/2008

News

Lieberman takes from Republicans, gives to Democrats

7/13/2008

News

Democrats may cut Lieberman loose

7/8/2008

News

43,000-name Petition to Expel Lieberman From the Senate Democratic Caucus to be Delivered by BNF and Netroots Activists

6/29/2008

Statement

Lieberman: U.S. May Be Attacked In 2009

7/1/2008

Blog Entry

Poll: Lieberman's Approval Rating Goes Down Back Home

6/5/2008

Event

Obama Confronts Lieberman On McCain Advocacy, Tone, on Senate Floor

5/29/2008

Profile

Say It Ain't So, Joe

5/27/2008

Event

Joseph Lieberman To Headline Upcoming Pastor Hagee Summit

5/21/2008

Op-Ed by Candidate

Democrats and Our Enemies By JOSEPH LIEBERMAN

5/19/2008

Statement

Dialogue with Sen. Lieberman on terrorism videos

4/20/2008

Commentary

Lieberman's Gone Over To The Other Side

4/15/2008

News

Lieberman willing to star at Republican convention

4/9/2008

News

FBI probe: Lieberman campaign to blame for crashing own Web site

4/8/2008

Blog Entry

Lieberwhat?

2/18/2008

General

Sense of Freedom Follows a Career Crisis [Lieberman]

2/11/2008

General

Lieberman may attend GOP convention

2/6/2008

News

Lieberman No Longer a Super Delegate

1/9/2008

News

Lieberman: McCain Has 'Better Judgment' Than to Name Him VP

12/3/2007

Opinion

Lieberman: Friendly with GOP, lying about Democrats

11/21/2007

News

Lieberman joins McCain on Iraq trip

7/31/2007

News

Lieberman escalates attack on Iraq critics

7/23/2007

General

Lieberman’s New Party Line

7/5/2007

News

Lieberman may back Republican in '08 race

6/12/2007

Statement

Party head lambastes Lieberman on Iran

6/10/2007

Interview

Lieberman: Bomb Iran If It Doesn't Stop; Conn. Senator Says The U.S. Should Strike If Tehran Keeps Helping Anti-U.S. Forces In Iraq

5/22/2007

Interview

Lieberman, Sticking With Democrats for Now, Warns Them on Iraq

3/10/2007

News

A New Seating Chart

2/28/2007

News

Lieberman criticizes Bush over first-responder funding

2/22/2007

Statement

Lieberman Says It's A "Remote Possibility" That He'll Jump To GOP

2/6/2007

Proposed Legislation

Lieberman: U.S. should consider terrorism tax

1/28/2007

Blog Entry

Brownback Knocks Down Lieberman Claim That Iraq Resolutions ‘Encourage The Enemy’

1/28/2007

General

Lieberman may back Republican in 2008

1/24/2007

Blog Entry

The toxicity of Joe Lieberman's treason accusations

1/19/2007

News

Lieberman: Don't List Me as a Democrat

1/14/2007

Blog Entry

Hagel smacks down Lieberman

11/10/2006

Announcement

Lieberman: Call me a Democrat

8/25/2006

News

Lieberman still a Democrat -- on paper

8/21/2006

News

City Asked To Un-"Democrat" Lieberman

8/14/2006

Opinion

The last hawkish Democrat leaves the building

7/22/2006

Blog Entry

The Incumbent Party

7/4/2006

News

MoveOn Criticizes Sen. Lieberman for Decision to Run as Independent If He Loses Connecticut's Democratic Primary in August

6/27/2006

News

Lieberman Is Endorsed by AFL-CIO

6/27/2006

General

Can Lieberman Survive Iraq?

7/10/2003

Profile

Holy Joe, Corporate Joe, G.I. Joe

11/19/2004

Speculative

Talk Of Lieberman As Mr. Secretary

4/28/2004

Humor

In case you've forgotten, today is national 'Say Hi to Joe Day'

2/3/2004

News

Sen. Joe Lieberman to announce his withdrawal from presidential race

1/25/2004

News

Lieberman lodges protest with CNN over 'Jew question'

1/20/2004

News

Lieberman Says He Won't Quit After NH

12/26/2003

News

Lieberman Calls for Abortion Discussion

12/19/2003

News

Lieberman Says Dean is Divisive Force

12/15/2003

Picture

Dogs for Joe (Lieberman)

12/11/2003

News

Lieberman turns tables after Gore snub

12/9/2003

News

Lieberman in Dark About Gore Nod to Dean

11/11/2003

Amusing

Lieberman Sings to Supporters

10/14/2003

General

Lieberman, the Centrist in the Middle of the Pack

9/27/2003

News

Lieberman behind on fund-raising

9/16/2003

News

Lieberman Will Back D.C. School Vouchers

9/15/2003

Perspective

Fear erodes Lieberman's support

9/3/2003

Commentary

Lieberman campaign tight lipped on Indian issues

8/19/2003

General

Lieberman refuses to run to the left

8/18/2003

General

Lieberman's positions veer from his party's

8/11/2003

News

Lieberman lashes left-wing Democrats

8/5/2003

Analysis

The Lieberman conundrum

8/5/2003

News

Lieberman: Dems Need to Focus on Security

8/4/2003

General

Lieberman Takes A Stand

7/28/2003

News

Lieberman faults Bush, Democratic rivals on Iraq

7/2/2003

News

Lieberman Raises $5 Million

6/17/2003

Profile

Centrist In Debt To JFK

1/21/2003

General

Lieberman 2004 website


ELECTIONS

1/3/2011

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairperson

ID

Won 55.56%

1/3/2009

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairperson

ID

Won 58.82%

1/8/2008

NH US Vice President - R Primary

R

Lost 0.82%

1/8/2008

NH US Vice President - D Primary

D

Lost 0.06%

1/4/2007

CT US Senate - Party Switch

ID

Won 100.00%

1/3/2007

Seat 03

ID

Won 100.00%

11/7/2006

CT US Senate

CfL

Won 49.71%

8/8/2006

CT US Senate - D Primary

D

Lost 48.25%

5/26/2006

CT US Senate - D Convention

D

Won 66.53%

6/9/2004

US President - D Primaries

D

Lost 1.73%

6/8/2004

US President - R Primaries

R

Lost 0.01%

3/2/2004

MN US President - IP Caucus

MNI

Lost 0.49%

11/7/2000

US Vice President

D

Lost 49.63%

11/7/2000

CT US Senate

D

Won 63.21%

8/17/2000

US Vice President - D Convention

D

Won 100.00%

11/8/1994

CT US Senate

D

Won 67.04%

11/8/1988

CT US Senate

D

Won 49.76%

11/4/1986

CT Attorney General

D

Won 64.68%

11/2/1982

CT Attorney General

D

Won 58.13%

11/4/1980

CT District 3

D

Lost 46.46%

11/7/1978

CT State Senate 10

D

Won 75.44%

11/2/1976

CT State Senate 10

D

Won 68.55%

11/5/1974

CT State Senate 10

D

Won 74.53%

11/7/1972

CT State Senate 10

D

Won 63.09%

11/3/1970

CT State Senate 11

D

Won 69.65%


FAMILY

Spouse

Hadassah Lieberman (  to  )


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