No Dem delegate status for Lieberman


U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) will not get delegate status at the Democratic convention.

Lieberman remains a registered Democrat and caucuses with the party in the Senate despite his 2006 reelection as an independent after he lost the Democratic primary to Ned Lamont.

That status might have qualified as a “super delegate,” one of several hundred automatic delegates – among them, Congress members – who are not selected through the primaries and caucus system.

However, Connecticut state Democratic officials told The Hartford Courant that Lieberman’s endorsement of U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) violates a rule against endorsing a candidate across the aisle.

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