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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
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