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Facts About the Candidate

January 15, 2003
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Facts about Joseph I. Lieberman, who has declared he is running for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination.Born: Feb. 24, 1942

Birthplace: Stamford, Conn. Home: New Haven, Conn., and Washington, D.C.

Wife: Hadassah

Children: Matthew, Rebecca, Ethan and Hana

Grandchildren: Tennessee and Willie

Siblings: Rietta and Ellen

Political career: Connecticut state senator, 1971 to 1980, including a stint as majority leader, 1975-1980 Connecticut attorney general, 1983-1988

Defeated incumbent Republican Lowell Weicker in 1988 to join the U.S. Senate, where he continues to serve. In 2000, he was named Democratic nominee for vice president, running with then-Vice President Al Gore.

Senate committees: Chairman of the Governmental Affairs Committee during the last Congress

Member of Armed Services Committee and Environment and Public Works


Chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council, 1995-2000.

Author of six books, including “In Praise of Public Life,” published in 2000, and “An Amazing Adventure,” a memoir written with his wife of life on the 2000 campaign trail.

Lieberman won the Funniest Celebrity in Washington contest in 1999.

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