Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Lieberman not ready to endorse any presidential candidate
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Joe Lieberman said Wednesday he wasn't ready to endorse any candidate for president, including his Connecticut colleague Sen. Chris Dodd.
"I made the decision that I've had enough politics for a while," the Democrat, who won election as an Independent told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. "I had an active year last year."
"I'm not going to get into this presidential contest probably until next year sometime," he added.
The two senators found themselves in an awkward situation last summer after Lieberman lost the state's Democratic primary in August. After the primary, Dodd -- a long time friend of Lieberman -- threw his support behind Lieberman's opponent, Ned Lamont.
Last month Dodd said he hoped for Lieberman's eventual support.
"In time, I'm hopeful Joe will be supportive but he's going to take his time," Dodd told CNN in January. "I didn't ask him for his support. I'm sure it will work out," he added.
-- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney
About the CNN Political TickerThe CNN Political Ticker provides the latest political news.
To sign up for our twice daily Ticker emails, visit CNN.com member services page. If you do not have a CNN.com account, you can register here.
If you have any feedback, suggestions or news tips, drop us a line here.
NEW IN THE TICKER• Romney promotes economic conservatism in Michigan
• Clinton aims to amass $75 million this year
• Bush administration defends record on climate chan...
• Obama to bypass public financing for presidential ...
• CNN and Nevada Democrats to host November debate
• Poll: Giuliani picks up ground, draws even with Mc...
• Bloggers for Edwards criticized for posts criticiz...
• Clinton to attend Nevada forum
• Poll: Clinton holds double-digit lead in New Hamps...
• Libby prosecutor fights request for details of neg...