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Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.)

  • District: Senior Senator from Connecticut
  • Residence: Stamford
  • Born: February 24, 1942; Stamford, Conn.
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Family: Wife, Hadassah Lieberman; four children
  • Education: Yale U., B.A. 1964 (politics & economics); Yale U., LL.B. 1967
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Conn. Senate, 1971-80 (served as a Democrat; majority leader, 1975-80); Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 1980; Conn. attorney general, 1983-89 (served as a Democrat); U.S. Senate, 1989-2013; Democratic nominee for vice president, 2000; sought Democratic nomination for president, 2004; defeated in Democratic primary for re-election to U.S. Senate, 2006
  • Elected: Elected: 1988 (4th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Airland - Chairman; Personnel; Strategic Forces); Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs - Chairman; Small Business & Entrepreneurship
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State Information: Connecticut

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Christopher Murphy (D) 828,761 54.8%
Linda McMahon (R) 651,089 43.1%
Matthew Coleman (WRI) 6,414 0.4%
Michael Adams (WRI) 388 0%
Jeff Russell (WRI) 40  
John Traceski (WRI) 19  
Michael Vasile (WRI) 8  
2006 general Joseph Lieberman (CFL) 564,095 49.7%
Ned Lamont (D) 450,844 39.7%
Alan Schlesinger (R) 109,198 9.6%
Ralph Ferrucci (GREEN) 5,922 0.5%
Timothy Knibbs (CC) 4,638 0.4%
2000 general Joseph Lieberman (D) 828,902 63.2%
Philip Giordano (R) 448,077 34.2%
William Kozak (CC) 25,509 2%
Wildey Moore (LIBERT) 8,773 0.7%
1994 general Joseph I. Lieberman (D, ACP) 723,842 67%
Jerry Labriola (R) 334,833 31%
Gary R. Garneau (CC) 20,989 1.9%
Wildey J. Moore (Write-In) 86  
Edward J. Arrowsmith (Write-In) 11  
Clarisse DiCandia (Write-In) 6  
1988 general Joseph I. Lieberman (D) 688,499 49.8%
Lowell P. Weicker Jr. (R) 678,454 49%
Howard Grayson (LIBERT) 12,409 0.9%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 : 58.06% : 40.73%
2008 Barack Obama: 60.59% John McCain: 38.22%
2004 John Kerry: 54% George W. Bush: 44%
2000 Al Gore: 56% George W. Bush: 38%
1996 Bill Clinton: 52% Robert Dole: 35%
1992 Bill Clinton: 42% George H. W. Bush: 36%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 47% George H. W. Bush: 52%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 39% :

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