When Sen. Hillary Clinton runs for reelection in 2006, her opponent might just be another high-profile attorney from Westchester.Senator Joseph Lieberman is running for re-election. Kossacks are demanding a primary candidate and there is a Draft Dick Blumenthal site already out there.
Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro is considering challenging the former First Lady, according to political insiders.
The popular three-term Democrat has begun hiring campaign staff to raise money for his re-election race in 2006, and he will attend one of his first fund-raisers Thursday night in Washington.Fake news with real success?? Hmmm...
And while he has spent a significant chunk of the last five years running for the White House, Connecticut residents — by an enormous margin — approve of the job he is doing.
In a Quinnipiac University poll released earlier this month, 73 percent of the registered Connecticut Republicans surveyed gave him a thumbs up — a percentage point higher than the approval rating he got from Democrats, but within the margin of sampling error.
Of all registered voters surveyed, just 15 percent said they disapproved of his work, and 12 percent didn't know or didn't answer.[...]
So far Lieberman has hired four full-time fund-raisers. And his former chief of staff, Michael Lewan, now a Washington, D.C., lobbyist, is hosting a fund-raiser for Lieberman Thursday that is expected to collect about $25,000.
According to his latest campaign finance report, Lieberman had about $312,000 as of last Sept. 30. Historically, Senate incumbents have raised between $5 million and $7 million for a Connecticut race.
He may no longer be with us but his shows are back in syndication!
He'll be back on television tonight, his old comedy routines are selling large on DVD, and he'll be saluted by the United States Senate.[...]
TV Land, the cable channel dedicated to TV's golden oldies, at 10 tonight will air "TV Land Legends: The 60 Minutes Interviews featuring Johnny Carson." It will be the interview that Mike Wallace did with Carson in 1979.
In the interview, Carson discusses his own shyness and his off-camera pastimes, including tennis, card tricks and playing the drums.
Carson's DVD package, "The Ultimate Johnny Carson Collection – His Favorite Moments From The Tonight Show," long advertised in commercials on various cable channels, leaped after his death Sunday from No. 1,590 on Amazon's best-seller list to No. 1.
Nebraska's two U.S. senators, Republican Chuck Hagel and Democrat Ben Nelson, are co-sponsoring a Senate resolution honoring the late-night talk-show host.