Monday, June 12, 2006

Lamont Coming on Strong

Remember how i was stoked about ned lamont and gave money to him several months ago? well, it's beginning to pay off. Lamont is closing the gap with lieberman and is now within striking distance. The Swing State Project has more:

Among likely primary voters (no trendlines, includes leaners):

Ned Lamont (D): 40
Joe Lieberman (D-Inc.): 55
(MoE: ±4.5%)

The numbers really speak for themselves. Lamont's strong performance at the recent state party convention gave his campaign a huge lift in terms of credibility and coverage, and CT Democrats are increasingly viewing Lamont as a viable alternative (you can even sense it in the tone of the local news coverage, as seen in the YouTube clip linked above). The best part is that Ned only has room to grow: a full 73% of Democrats in the state haven't heard enough about him to form much of an opinion. From my point of view (and from Josh Marshall's, apparently), the more you hear about Lamont, the more you like the guy as a person, and as a Senatorial candidate.

Wowzers. This is beginning to get exciting. The bad news is that Lieberman can still run as an independent.

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