The return of Ned Lamont

As the revolt in the GOP base gets all the attention, a reminder of when it was the Democrats fighting

Published November 4, 2009 7:01PM (EST)

Right now, all the buzz about intra-party warfare is focusing on the GOP. But just a few years ago, it was the Democrats who were fighting over the direction of their party, and now a guy who knows a little something about those days is considering a return to the fray, albeit in a different sort of way.

Businessman Ned Lamont, who challenged Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., and beat him in the 2006 Democratic primary before taking him on again in the general election and losing, may be returning to Connecticut politics. In a statement released Wednesday, Lamont said he's forming an exploratory committee as he decides whether to run for statewide office.

For any of you out there hoping for a Lamont-Lieberman rematch, don't get your hopes up yet. Based on his statement, it appears that Lamont's looking to take on Gov. Jodi Rell, a Republican, next year.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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