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}}{{tnr}}'''Joe Lieberman''' (b. February 24, 1942) is an [[Independent]] member of the [[U.S. Senate]] from the state of [[Connecticut]]. However, Lieberman aligns himself with the [[Democratic]] party, and is a member of the Senate Democratic Caucus, being officially listed as an Independent Democrat<ref>[http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm ''U.S. Senate:Senate Home'' "Senators of the 112th Congress" Accessed October 13, 2011]</ref>.  Lieberman was first elected to the Senate in 1988.  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Joe Lieberman''' (b. February 24, 1942) was an [[Independent]] member of the [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]] from the state of [[Connecticut]]. However, Lieberman aligned himself with the [[Democratic]] party, and was a member of the Senate Democratic Caucus, having been officially listed as an Independent Democrat<ref>[http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm ''U.S. Senate:Senate Home'' "Senators of the 112th Congress" Accessed October 13, 2011]</ref>.  Lieberman was served in the U.S. Senate from 1989-2013.
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Lieberman is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Independent]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/person.xpd?id=300067 ''Gov Track'' "Joe Lieberman," Accessed March 3, 2012]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Lieberman was a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Independent]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/person.xpd?id=300067 ''Gov Track'' "Joe Lieberman," Accessed March 3, 2012]</ref>
  
Lieberman is is not seeking re-election, choosing to retire at the end of his current term. [[United States Senate elections in Connecticut, 2012|Eleven candidates]] are running for Lieberman's Senate seat in the August 14, 2012 primary election.<ref>[http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Shays-officially-announces-Senate-bid-2688506.php#page-1 ''News Times'' "Shays Officially Announces Senate Bid," Accessed Feburary 18, 2012]</ref>
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Lieberman did not seek re-election, in [[United States Senate elections in Connecticut, 2012|2012]]. Eleven candidates ran for Lieberman's Senate seat in the August 14, 2012 primary election.<ref>[http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Shays-officially-announces-Senate-bid-2688506.php#page-1 ''News Times'' "Shays Officially Announces Senate Bid," Accessed Feburary 18, 2012]</ref> Democrat [[Chris Murphy]] won the general election on November 6, 2012 to succeed Lieberman.
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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Lieberman was born in Stamford, [[Connecticut]], on February 24, 1942, and attended public schools there. He received his bachelor's degree from Yale College in 1964 and his law degree from Yale Law School in 1967. <ref>[http://lieberman.senate.gov/index.cfm/about-joe/biography ''Senator Joseph Lieberman (CT) "Biography" Access October 12, 2011] </ref>
 
Lieberman was born in Stamford, [[Connecticut]], on February 24, 1942, and attended public schools there. He received his bachelor's degree from Yale College in 1964 and his law degree from Yale Law School in 1967. <ref>[http://lieberman.senate.gov/index.cfm/about-joe/biography ''Senator Joseph Lieberman (CT) "Biography" Access October 12, 2011] </ref>
  
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*1980-1982: Returned to private legal practice
 
*1980-1982: Returned to private legal practice
 
*1983-1988: [[Attorney General of Connecticut| Connecticut's 21st Attorney General]].<ref>[http://lieberman.senate.gov/index.cfm/about-joe/biography ''Senator Joseph Lieberman (CT) "Biography" Access October 12, 2011] </ref>
 
*1983-1988: [[Attorney General of Connecticut| Connecticut's 21st Attorney General]].<ref>[http://lieberman.senate.gov/index.cfm/about-joe/biography ''Senator Joseph Lieberman (CT) "Biography" Access October 12, 2011] </ref>
*1989-Present: [[U.S. Senate]]
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*1989-2013: [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]]
  
 
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**Personnel Subcommittee
 
**Personnel Subcommittee
 
*[[United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship]]
 
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Lieberman was officially listed in Senate records for the 110th, 111th, and 112th Congresses as an "Independent Democrat" and sits as part of the Senate Democratic Caucus.<ref>[http://lieberman.senate.gov/index.cfm/about-joe/biography ''Senator Joseph Lieberman (CT) "Biography" Access October 12, 2011|Lieberman] </ref>
 
Lieberman was officially listed in Senate records for the 110th, 111th, and 112th Congresses as an "Independent Democrat" and sits as part of the Senate Democratic Caucus.<ref>[http://lieberman.senate.gov/index.cfm/about-joe/biography ''Senator Joseph Lieberman (CT) "Biography" Access October 12, 2011|Lieberman] </ref>
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Lieberman voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. The bill was passed in the Senate by a 89 - 8 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=2&vote=00251 ''U.S. Senate'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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==Elections==
 
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===2012===
 
::''See also: [[United States Senate elections in Connecticut, 2012]]''
 
::''See also: [[United States Senate elections in Connecticut, 2012]]''
  
Lieberman is not running for re-election in 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/47758.html ''Politico'' "Joe Lieberman won't seek reelection in 2012," January 18, 2011]<ref/> [[Susan Bysiewicz]], [[Christopher S. Murphy|Chris Murphy]], [[William Tong]], [[Lee Whitnum]], and [[Matthew Oakes]] face one another in the August 14, 2012 Democratic primary. [[Brian K. Hill (Connecticut)|Brian Hill]], [[Peter Lumaj]], [[Jason McCoy]], [[Linda McMahon]], [[Chris Shays]], and [[Kie Westby]] will face one another in the August 14, 2012 Republican primary.    
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Lieberman did not run for re-election in 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/47758.html ''Politico'' "Joe Lieberman won't seek re-election in 2012," January 18, 2011]</ref> [[Chris Murphy (Connecticut)|Chris Murphy]] (D) defeated [[Linda McMahon]] (R) in the November 6, 2012 general election.
  
 
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Lieberman paid his congressional staff a total of $2,780,865 in 2011.  He ranked first on the list of the highest paid Independent senatorial staff salaries and  ranked 76th overall of the lowest paid senatorial staff salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Connecticut]] ranked 14th in average salary for senatorial staff. The average [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]] congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/64/Sen_Joe_Lieberman.html LegiStorm "Joe Lieberman"]</ref>
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Lieberman's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $907,082 and $3,056,000. That averages to $1,981,541, which was lower than the average net worth of Independent Senators in 2010 of $1,205,273.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00000616&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Lieberman, (I-CT), 2010"]</ref>
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.  Lieberman ranked 50th in the liberal rankings among U.S. senators in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013]</ref>
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.  Lieberman ranked 51st in the liberal rankings among U.S. senators.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-senate-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: Senate," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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==Recent news==
 
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Lieberman lives in Stamford and Washington with his wife Hadassah. Together they are the parents of four children and 11 grandchildren.<ref>[http://lieberman.senate.gov/index.cfm/about-joe/biography ''Senator Joseph Lieberman (CT)'' "Biography" Accessed October 12, 2011]</ref> The Liebermans keep a kosher home and observe Shabbat.<ref> [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_lieberman#Personal_life ''Joe Lieberman'' "Personal Life" Accessed October 12, 2011] </ref> Lieberman was previously married to Betty Haas. The couple divorced in 1981. <ref> [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_lieberman#Personal_life ''Joe Lieberman'' "Personal Life" Access October 12, 2011] </ref>
 
Lieberman lives in Stamford and Washington with his wife Hadassah. Together they are the parents of four children and 11 grandchildren.<ref>[http://lieberman.senate.gov/index.cfm/about-joe/biography ''Senator Joseph Lieberman (CT)'' "Biography" Accessed October 12, 2011]</ref> The Liebermans keep a kosher home and observe Shabbat.<ref> [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_lieberman#Personal_life ''Joe Lieberman'' "Personal Life" Accessed October 12, 2011] </ref> Lieberman was previously married to Betty Haas. The couple divorced in 1981. <ref> [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_lieberman#Personal_life ''Joe Lieberman'' "Personal Life" Access October 12, 2011] </ref>
  
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Joe Lieberman
Joe Lieberman.jpg
U.S. Senate, Connecticut
Retired Senator
In office
January 3, 1989-2013
Term ends
January 3, 2013
PartyIndependent
Elections and appointments
Last election2006
First elected1989
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Attorney General of Connecticut
1983-1988
Connecticut State Senate
1970-1980
Education
Bachelor'sYale (1964)
J.D.Yale (1967)
Personal
BirthdayFebruary, 24 1942
Place of birthStamford, Connecticut
ProfessionLawyer
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
Joe Lieberman (b. February 24, 1942) was an Independent member of the U.S. Senate from the state of Connecticut. However, Lieberman aligned himself with the Democratic party, and was a member of the Senate Democratic Caucus, having been officially listed as an Independent Democrat[1]. Lieberman was served in the U.S. Senate from 1989-2013.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Lieberman was a "centrist Independent".[2]

Lieberman did not seek re-election, in 2012. Eleven candidates ran for Lieberman's Senate seat in the August 14, 2012 primary election.[3] Democrat Chris Murphy won the general election on November 6, 2012 to succeed Lieberman.

Biography

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Lieberman was born in Stamford, Connecticut, on February 24, 1942, and attended public schools there. He received his bachelor's degree from Yale College in 1964 and his law degree from Yale Law School in 1967. [4]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. Senate

2011-2012

Issues

Political positions

During his re-election bid in 2006, Lieberman lost the Democratic Party primary election but won re-election in the general election as a third party candidate under the party label "Connecticut for Lieberman". Lieberman himself is not a member of the Connecticut for Lieberman party; he is a registered Democrat.[6]

Lieberman was officially listed in Senate records for the 110th, 111th, and 112th Congresses as an "Independent Democrat" and sits as part of the Senate Democratic Caucus.[7]

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Lieberman voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. The bill was passed in the Senate by a 89 - 8 vote on January 1, 2013.[8]

Lobbying position after leaving office

Lieberman was listed in March 2013 by USA Today as 1 of 16 former lawmakers who took on a lobbying related position after leaving office.[9] Sixteen of the 98 total lawmakers who have retired or were ousted by voters since January 2011 hold lobbying-related jobs.[9] USA Today looked at lawmakers who retired, resigned or lost their seats in the last Congress — along with the handful who left their posts during the first months of the new Congress.[9]

Despite rules in place to prevent the constant rotation of lawmakers into lobbying positions, many former lawmakers are entering into positions with either lobbying firms or trade associations.[9] Former House members are barred from lobbying their former colleagues for a year, and former senators are barred for two years.[9]

There are no restrictions, however, on providing behind-the-scenes advice to corporations and others seeking to shape federal legislation.[9] Ex-lawmakers can immediately lobby the executive branch and officials in state and local governments.[9] Many former lawmakers are taking advantage of this slight distinction, and are taking positions after their political careers end as consultants and strategists.[9]

Elections

2012

See also: United States Senate elections in Connecticut, 2012

Lieberman did not run for re-election in 2012.[10] Chris Murphy (D) defeated Linda McMahon (R) in the November 6, 2012 general election.

2006

On November 7, 2006, Lieberman won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Ned Lamont (D), Alan Schlesinger (R), Ralph A. Ferrucci (G), Timothy A. Knibbs (I), and Carl E. Vassar (I)in the general election.[11]

United States Senate, Connecticut General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Ct. for Lieberman Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Lieberman Incumbent 49.7% 564,095
     Democratic Ned Lamont 39.7% 450,844
     Republican Alan Schlesinger 9.6% 109,198
     Green Ralph A. Ferrucci 0.5% 5,922
     Independent Timothy A. Knibbs 0.4% 4,638
     Independent Carl E. Vasar 0% 80
Total Votes 1,134,777

Campaign donors

2006

Breakdown of the source of Lieberman's campaign funds before the 2006 election.

Lieberman won re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2006. During that re-election cycle, Lieberman's campaign committee raised a total of $20,219,460 and spent $19,099,162.[12]


Analysis

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Lieberman paid his congressional staff a total of $2,780,865 in 2011. He ranked first on the list of the highest paid Independent senatorial staff salaries and ranked 76th overall of the lowest paid senatorial staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Connecticut ranked 14th in average salary for senatorial staff. The average U.S. Senate congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.[13]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Lieberman's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $907,082 and $3,056,000. That averages to $1,981,541, which was lower than the average net worth of Independent Senators in 2010 of $1,205,273.[14]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Lieberman ranked 50th in the liberal rankings among U.S. senators in 2012.[15]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Lieberman ranked 51st in the liberal rankings among U.S. senators.[16]

Voting with party

Joe Lieberman voted with the Democratic Party 0 of the time, which ranked 0 among the 51 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[17]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Joe + Lieberman + Connecticut + Senate

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Personal

Lieberman lives in Stamford and Washington with his wife Hadassah. Together they are the parents of four children and 11 grandchildren.[18] The Liebermans keep a kosher home and observe Shabbat.[19] Lieberman was previously married to Betty Haas. The couple divorced in 1981. [20]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lowell P. Weicker, Jr.
U.S. Senate - Connecticut
1989-2013
Succeeded by
Chris Murphy (D)