The Senator who has been the most financially supportive of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) re-election is none other than…Joe Lieberman, the ex-Democrat and now independent who is often a thorn in the side of liberal activists.
As The Hill reports, Lieberman is the top contributor to Reid’s re-election from among the Senate Democratic caucus, chipping in $14,000 from his two PACs. This surpasses the contributions from Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), who gave $12,300 to Reid, and 22 other Dem Senators who put in $10,000 each.
As the paper reports:
Lieberman has given $30,000 overall during this election cycle, all to Democrats. The Democrat-turned-Independent has been especially generous to those facing — or who faced — uphill re-election battles, such as Sens. Blanche Lincoln (Ark.), Chris Dodd (Conn.) and Arlen Specter (Pa.). Lincoln is trailing in her race by double-digits, while Specter lost his May primary bid and Dodd announced his retirement this spring after polls showed him trailing in Connecticut.
Hmm. Is Lieberman’s staunch support a sign that Democrats really will lose big this November?
The TPM Poll Average for the Nevada Senate race puts Reid ahead of Republican Sharron Angle by a margin of 46.6%-43.7% — for now.