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  Lieberman, Joe
AffiliationIndependent Democrat  
<-  2004-03-03  
NameJoe Lieberman
Address36 Woodland Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06105, United States
Born February 24, 1942 (74 years)
Last ModifedAndy
Feb 24, 2013 02:56pm
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InfoJoseph 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.

DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
08/22/2012-08/26/2012 Quinnipiac University 50.00% ( 0.0) 38.00% ( 1.0) 13.00% ( 2.0)
05/29/2012-06/03/2012 Quinnipiac University 50.00% ( 1.0) 39.00% ( 1.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)
03/14/2012-03/19/2012 Quinnipiac University 51.00% ( 13.0) 38.00% ( 7.0) 11.00% ( 6.0)
09/22/2011-09/25/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 39.00% ( 10.0) 48.00% ( 10.0) 14.00% ( 1.0)
03/17/2011-03/20/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 29.00% ( 4.0) 58.00% ( 4.0) 13.00% ( 0.0)
03/01/2011-03/07/2011 Quinnipiac University 38.00% ( 2.0) 45.00% ( 5.0) 17.00% ( 8.0)
10/27/2010-10/29/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 33.00% ( 2.0) 54.00% ( 3.0) 13.00% ( 1.0)
09/30/2010-10/02/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 31.00% ( 0.0) 57.00% ( 0.0) 12.00% ( 0.0)
07/07/2010-07/13/2010 Quinnipiac University 40.00% ( 1.0) 50.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
06/02/2010-06/08/2010 Quinnipiac University 41.00% ( 2.0) 50.00% ( 4.0) 9.00% ( 2.0)
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
10/02/2014-10/05/2014 Public Policy Polling (D) 45.00% ( 0.0) 36.00% ( 0.0) 19.00% ( 0.0)
09/19/2008-09/23/2008 Pulsar Research and Consulting of Vernon 37.00% ( 0.0) 54.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)

Title Purchase Contributor
In Praise of Public Life  Purchase Gerald Farinas 
An Amazing Adventure: Joe and Hadassah's Personal Notes on the 2000 Campaign  Purchase eddy 9_99 

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Dec 12, 2012 04:00pm Speech Senator Lieberman's Farewell Speech  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Oct 26, 2012 08:05am Statement Lieberman: 'No More Defense Cuts'  Article RP 
Jul 31, 2012 06:00am News Both party conventions snub Lieberman  Article Craverguy 
Sep 19, 2011 07:00pm General Lieberman ‘Very Fond’ of Bachmann and Perry  Article COSDem 
Jan 19, 2011 12:10pm General John McCain: Joe Lieberman for Defense secretary  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Oct 15, 2010 03:55pm Blog Entry The Fate of American Government Could Rest in Joe Lieberman's Annoying Hands  Article Homegrown Democrat 

Mon Dec 31 22:21:44 +0000 2012 - Thank you to my followers for reading & to the people of CT for the opportunity to serve. May 2013 bring you health & happiness

Mon Dec 31 14:35:41 +0000 2012 - Must read: my op-ed w/ @SenJohnMcCain & @GrahamBlog "Syria's descent into hell" in today's @washingtonpost http://t.co/nEc9Cj8u

Fri Dec 21 21:30:02 +0000 2012 - I also applaud Sec of State Hillary Clinton, who has served our nation w/such extraordinary skill, integrity & results over the past 4yrs

Fri Dec 21 21:28:31 +0000 2012 - I commend & strongly support President Obama's nomination of my colleague & friend since college @JohnKerry to be our next Sec of State

Tue Dec 18 14:57:48 +0000 2012 - Heading to the Senate floor to speak about #Newtown in a couple minutes. Watch live: http://t.co/HavVqp6I

Tue Dec 18 13:48:25 +0000 2012 - CT Delegation resolution condemning attack on Sandy Hook Elementary & expressing support, prayers for those impacted passed Senate, House

Mon Dec 17 14:59:33 +0000 2012 - I’ll continue the important conversation on violence and gun control on CNN Newsroom with @CarolCNN in a couple minutes. #Newtown

Mon Dec 17 14:07:32 +0000 2012 - I'll be on MSNBC's @dailyrundown with Chuck Todd in a couple minutes to discuss #Newtown

Sun Dec 16 12:52:48 +0000 2012 - I'll join the conversation today at 9 MT @FoxNewsSunday: #FNS will focus this week's show entirely on the tragic #Newtown shootings.

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  01/03/2007 Seat 03 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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  08/08/2006 CT US Senate - D Primary Lost 48.25% (-3.50%)
  05/26/2006 CT US Senate - D Convention Won 66.53% (+33.07%)
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  06/08/2004 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.01% (-98.05%)
  03/02/2004 MN US President - IP Caucus Lost 0.49% (-40.61%)
  01/27/2004 NH US Vice President - D Primary Lost 10.38% (-28.36%)
  01/27/2004 NH US Vice President - R Primary Lost 1.32% (-40.30%)
  11/07/2000 US Vice President Lost 49.63% (-0.74%)
  11/07/2000 CT US Senate Won 63.21% (+29.04%)
  08/17/2000 US Vice President - D Convention Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1994 CT US Senate Won 67.04% (+36.03%)
  11/08/1988 CT US Senate Won 49.76% (+0.73%)
  11/04/1986 CT Attorney General Won 64.68% (+29.35%)
  11/02/1982 CT Attorney General Won 58.13% (+17.08%)
  11/04/1980 CT District 3 Lost 46.46% (-5.87%)
  11/07/1978 CT State Senate 10 Won 75.44% (+50.89%)
  11/02/1976 CT State Senate 10 Won 68.55% (+37.11%)
  11/05/1974 CT State Senate 10 Won 74.53% (+49.06%)
  11/07/1972 CT State Senate 10 Won 63.09% (+26.19%)
  11/03/1970 CT State Senate 11 Won 69.65% (+39.31%)
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