Lieberman Mulls A Run As A Dem, Will Meet With DSCC Chair Murray

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Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) says he will meet with freshly-minted DSCC chair Patty Murray, likely early next year, about his re-election options for 2012.

No discussions have taken place yet, but he said that some Senate Democrats are rooting for him.

“Some of my colleagues in the Democratic caucus have been very gracious and kind saying they hope I run as a Democrat,” he told TPM in an interview Wednesday. “Patty and I said we’d talk sometime early in the New Year.”

Don’t expect any imminent announcements. Lieberman says for now he’s just flattered that “people are raising the question.”

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