Alan Schlesinger, the Republican Party's U.S. Senate nominee, faced Democrat nominee Ned Lamont in the November 7, 2006, general election. Lamont defeated Democrat incumbent Senator Joseph I. Lieberman in the August 8, 2006, Connecticut Democrat primary. Lieberman announced that he would run as an Independent against both Schlesinger and Lamont. Lieberman retained his seat.
Related SourceWatch Resources
- "Update From CT: Schlesinger To Be Chased From Race?" Hotline Blog/National Journal, July 12, 2006.
- Greg Pollowitz, "Republicans for Joe," Sixers at National Review Online, August 8, 2006.
- Neil Vigdor, "GOP hopeful watches, waits," Greenwich Time (CT), August 8, 2006.
- Massimo Calabresi, "Why the GOP May Not Gain from Lieberman's Loss. With the Connecticut Senator vowing to run as an independent, Republicans would be licking their chops — if only they had more confidence in their candidate," TIME Magazine, August 8, 2006.
- John Aravosis, "GOP party chair Ken Mehlman refuses to endorse Republican Senate candidate," AMERICAblog, August 9, 2006. See "HARDBALL: Matthews inadvertently Outs RNC Chair Ken Mehlman??" PoliticsTV.com, August 9, 2006.
- Carroll Andrew Morse, "Why Republicans May Already be Ready to Support Lieberman," Sixers at National Review Online, August 9, 2006.
- Peggy Noonan, "Inside Out. Joe Lieberman's shrewd decision to run against Washington," WSJ OpinionJournal, August 10, 2006.