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    Filed at 9:23 pm under by dcobranchi

    Down 55-45 with 25% reporting.

    UPDATE 9:27 p.m.– 54-46 with 38% reporting

    UPDATE 9:36 p.m.– 52-48 with 50% reporting. Lamont leads by ~6,000 votes.

    UPDATE 9:42 p.m.– 52-48 with 57% reporting. Lamont leads by 6,600 votes.

    UPDATE 9:52 p.m.– 52-48 with 72% reporting. Lamont leads by 6,300 votes. (Not looking too good for Joe.)

    UPDATE:11:06 p.m.–52-48 with 95% reporting. Lamont’s lead is up to 10,000 votes. Joe’s toast.

    FINAL UPDATE: Joe concedes (sort of). Get your wallet out, Scott. Lieberman spent something like $12 million on this losing effort.

    3 Responses to “JOEMENTUM?”

    Comment by
    August 9th, 2006
    at 1:45 pm

    How about this:

    Joe runs as an independent and wins, then runs in 2008 with John McCain (flip a coin for pres & VP).

    That might be the first 3rd party vote in memory with a chance of winning.

    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    August 9th, 2006
    at 2:59 pm

    That’s what Unity ’08 was proposing. Snowball? Meet Hell.

    They’re both pro-war. If we’re still in Iraq in Nov. ’08, that ticket wouldn’t get 5% nationwide.

    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    August 9th, 2006
    at 4:48 pm

    More likely, I think, is that the Republican and Lieberman split the GOP vote and Lamont wins by 40 points. There’s ample evidence at this point that Republicans like him a whole lot more than do Democrats. His independent run will only serve to push the Dems who voted for him into Lamont’s camp.