72 Facts About Senator Joe Lieberman

1. Senator Joe Lieberman will sit as part of the Democratic caucus in the 110th Congress.

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2. In 2003, Senator Joe Lieberman sought the Democratic nomination for the 2004 presidential election but withdrew his candidacy after failing to win any of the five primaries.

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3. In 2000, Senator Joe Lieberman was the Democratic candidate for Vice President alongside Al Gore, and the first Jew named to an American national ticket.

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4. Senator Joe Lieberman eventually announced his support for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, after hinting that he might back Trump.

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5. Senator Joe Lieberman threw himself into the presidential arena twice during his time in politics.

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6. On November 5, 2008, Senator Joe Lieberman met with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to discuss his future role with the Democratic Party.

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7. Senator Joe Lieberman was the Democratic nominee for Vice President in the 2000 United States presidential election, running with presidential nominee Al Gore, and becoming the first Jewish candidate on a major American political party presidential ticket.

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8. Senator Joe Lieberman defeated moderate Republican Lowell Weicker in 1988 to win election to the US Senate, and was re-elected in 1994 and 2000.

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9. Joseph Isadore Senator Joe Lieberman is an American politician, having served as a United States Senator from Connecticut from 1989 to 2013.

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10. In 1965, they married while Senator Joe Lieberman was studying at law school.

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11. In 2000, Senator Joe Lieberman was the first Democratic vice presidential nominee and the first Jewish candidate on a major party presidential ticket.

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12. Senator Joe Lieberman is "among the strongest backers of Israel on Capitol Hill.

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13. Senator Joe Lieberman supports the Alberto Gonzales policy memo on the application of provisions of the Geneva Conventions.

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14. Senator Joe Lieberman supported the North American Free Trade Agreement and continues to do so.

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15. In 2005, Senator Joe Lieberman said it was justified to give Terri Schiavo "the opportunity for one more chance before her life was terminated by an act which was sanctioned by a court, by the state.

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16. Senator Joe Lieberman has toyed with the idea of switching his affiliation to Republican, especially if Senate Democrats go what he sees as too far in ending the War in Iraq.

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17. Senator Joe Lieberman cosponsored a resolution urging the Congress to reject the Bush Administration Social Security Commission's report.

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18. Senator Joe Lieberman joined a few other Democrats, Republican Florida Governor Jeb Bush and the Republican Congress as a vocal opponent of efforts to remove the feeding tube in the Terri Schiavo case.

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19. Senator Joe Lieberman was critical of Bush's Medicare plan, arguing that, in its current state, it does not provide sufficiently for the elderly.

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20. Senator Joe Lieberman cosponsored the Domestic Partners Benefits and Obligations act of 2009, which will provide the same benefits to same-sex domestic partners of federal employees as spouses currently have.

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21. Senator Joe Lieberman voted no on a constitutional ban of same-sex marriage.

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22. In 2004, Senator Joe Lieberman scored a rating of 88 out of 100 by the Human Rights Campaign.

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23. Senator Joe Lieberman refused to support a filibuster against Supreme Court Justice nominee Samuel Alito.

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24. On May 23, 2005, Senator Joe Lieberman was one of fourteen senators, dubbed the Gang of 14, who forged a compromise on the Democrats' use of the judicial filibuster, thus avoiding the Republican leadership's implementation of the so-called nuclear option.

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25. Senator Joe Lieberman has even gone as far as saying he wants to raise mileage standard to 40 mpg.

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26. Senator Joe Lieberman voted against Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior, and voted for funding for greater risk assessment by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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27. Senator Joe Lieberman co-sponsored the Clean Air Act, introduced legislation in 1991 to give consumers more information about the dangers of pesticides, and has addressed the need to limit global warming.

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28. Senator Joe Lieberman was one of four Senate Democrats to side with Republicans in 1995 in voting to limit punitive damage awards in product liability cases.

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29. In January 2007, Senator Joe Lieberman described himself as being "genuinely an Independent", saying "I agree more often than not with Democrats on domestic policy.

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30. Senator Joe Lieberman says she was born in 1948 in Prague, according to the news site.

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31. In June 2015, Senator Joe Lieberman was a signatory to a public letter written by a bipartisan group of 19 US diplomats, experts, and others, on the then-pending negotiations for an agreement between Iran and world powers over Iran's nuclear program.

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32. Senator Joe Lieberman was an integral part in attempting to stop WikiLeaks from publishing further material using US-based corporations in the United States diplomatic cables leak of 2010.

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33. Senator Joe Lieberman describes himself as being "genuinely an Independent", saying "I agree more often than not with Democrats on domestic policy.

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34. Senator Joe Lieberman was one of the Senate's strongest advocates for the war in Iraq.

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35. Senator Joe Lieberman has favored greater use of surveillance cameras by the federal government and referred to attempts by Congress to investigate illegal wire-tapping as "partisan gridlock".

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36. Senator Joe Lieberman was a supporter of the Iraq War and has urged action against Iran.

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37. In February 2007, Senator Joe Lieberman spoke before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in support of the confirmation of Sam Fox as ambassador to Belgium.

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38. Senator Joe Lieberman credited President-elect Barack Obama for helping him keep his chairmanship.

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39. Senator Joe Lieberman was mentioned as a possible vice presidential nominee on a McCain ticket, although Lieberman had denied interest.

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40. Senator Joe Lieberman spoke at the 2008 Republican National Convention on behalf of McCain and his running mate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

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41. Senator Joe Lieberman emphasized the group's outreach to supporters of Hillary Clinton, who was at that time broadly expected to lose the Democratic presidential nomination to Barack Obama.

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42. Senator Joe Lieberman acknowledged to the Hartford Courant that his support for the war in Iraq was a large part of his undoing with voters.

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43. On January 13, 2003, Senator Joe Lieberman announced his intention to seek the Democratic nomination as a candidate in the 2004 presidential election.

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44. Senator Joe Lieberman decided to run for re-election to maintain his seat, as Johnson, Bentsen and Biden did.

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45. Senator Joe Lieberman was the first Jewish candidate on a major political party ticket.

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46. On July 17, 2018, Senator Joe Lieberman published an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal imploring people to vote for Joe Crowley, who was defeated in the Democratic primary by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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47. On May 25, 2017, Senator Joe Lieberman officially withdrew his name from consideration.

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48. Senator Joe Lieberman is on the advisory board of the Counter Extremism Project.

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49. In 2016, Senator Joe Lieberman joined the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council, an organization founded to address anti-Muslim and anti-Jewish bigotry in the United States.

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50. In March 2016, Senator Joe Lieberman was hired by the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation to assist the group in challenging Connecticut laws giving exemptions to only the top two state gaming tribes to build casinos.

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51. In early September 2015, Senator Joe Lieberman attended a rally outside the office of New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held in the hopes that such a protest would lead the senator to retract her support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

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52. In 2015, Senator Joe Lieberman served as Co-chair of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense, a commission that recommended changes to US policy regarding biodefense.

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53. In March 2013, it was announced that Senator Joe Lieberman would be joining the conservative American Enterprise Institute think tank as co-chairman of their American Internationalism Project, alongside former Republican Senator Jon Kyl.

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54. Senator Joe Lieberman announced on January 19, 2011 that he would retire from the Senate at the end of his fourth term.

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55. Senator Joe Lieberman actively oversaw the government response to the H1N1 influenza pandemic and held four hearings on the subject in 2009, including one in Connecticut.

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56. Senator Joe Lieberman urged FEMA to implement the reforms at a quicker pace.

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57. Senator Joe Lieberman was a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee and chair of its Subcommittee Clean Air, Wetlands and Private Property; the Armed Services Committee, where he chaired the Airland Subcommittee and sat on the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities; and the Small Business Committee.

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58. Senator Joe Lieberman was free to vote as he pleased on policy matters.

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59. Senator Joe Lieberman sought the Democratic Party's renomination for US Senate from Connecticut in 2006 but lost to the comparatively more liberal Ned Lamont, a Greenwich businessman and antiwar candidate.

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60. In 1998, Senator Joe Lieberman was the first prominent Democrat to publicly challenge Clinton for the judgment exercised in his affair with Monica Lewinsky.

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61. In 1994, Senator Joe Lieberman made history by winning by the largest landslide ever in a Connecticut Senate race, drawing 67 percent of the vote and beating his opponent by more than 350,000 votes.

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62. Senator Joe Lieberman was first elected to the United States Senate as a Democrat in the 1988 election, defeating liberal Republican Lowell Weicker by a margin of 10,000 votes.

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63. Senator Joe Lieberman was elected as a "reform Democrat" to the Connecticut Senate in 1970, where he served for 10 years, including the last six as Majority Leader.

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64. Senator Joe Lieberman was the first observant Jew to run on a major party Presidential ticket.

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65. Senator Joe Lieberman has a stepson from Hadassah's previous marriage, Ethan Tucker.

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66. Senator Joe Lieberman met his first wife, Betty Haas, at the congressional office of Senator Abraham Ribicoff, where they worked as summer student interns.

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67. Senator Joe Lieberman was born in Stamford, Connecticut, the son of Henry, who ran a liquor store, and Marcia Lieberman.

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68. Senator Joe Lieberman was officially listed in Senate records for the 110th and 111th Congresses as an "Independent Democrat", and sat as part of the Senate Democratic Caucus.

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69. Senator Joe Lieberman was the Democratic nominee for Vice President in the 2000 United States presidential election, running with presidential nominee and then Vice President Al Gore, and becoming the first Jewish candidate on a major American political party presidential ticket.

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70. Senator Joe Lieberman defeated moderate Republican Lowell Weicker in 1988 to win election to the US Senate, and was re-elected in 1994, 2000, and 2006.

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71. Senator Joe Lieberman was elected as a "Reform Democrat" in 1970 to the Connecticut Senate, where he served three terms as Majority Leader.

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72. Joseph Isadore Senator Joe Lieberman is an American politician and attorney who served as a United States Senator from Connecticut from 1989 to 2013.

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