There goes the neighborhood
Buried in Robert Novak’s latest column is this gem:
George W. Bush moved a step closer to Democratic Sen. Joseph Lieberman’s re-election bid in Connecticut as an independent candidate when Tom Kuhn, the president’s college roommate and close friend, co-sponsored a Lieberman fund-raising luncheon Thursday in downtown Washington.
Kuhn, president of the Edison Electric Institute, raised more than $100,000 for Bush in the 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns. Also among the Lieberman event’s sponsors was Rick Shelby, a longtime Republican operative who currently is executive vice president of the American Gas Association.
The luncheon’s sponsors pressed fellow Republican lobbyists to pay a minimum of $1,000 a ticket. Lieberman has announced he will stay in the Democratic caucus if re-elected. But Republicans backing him against antiwar candidate Ned Lamont, the Democratic nominee, hope for a change of heart by Lieberman.
Have a look at this information about the Edison Electric Institute’s lobbying.
Lieberman’s making his bed. Do Connecticut voters think he won’t sleep in it after the election?