The Stamford Advocate has an article out today describing the efforts of one John Orman to determine if Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) broke election laws last year when he created the Connecticut for Lieberman party but did not officially join it. The party was created after Lieberman lost the Democrat primary to Ned Lamont, who as we know, ultimately lost to Lieberman in the general election.
Orman, a political science professor at Fairfield University, is described in the article as being a "longtime Lieberman critic." We're also told that Orman joined the Connecticut for Lieberman Party in order to bring attention to Lieberman's "abandonment of it."
What the Advocate article fails to mention is that Orman is not only a Lieberman "critic," but someone who tried to snatch the Democrat nomination away from Lieberman before Lamont got into the game back in 2005:
John Orman is a professor of politics at Fairfield University and a Democrat who disagrees with Lieberman’s support for the Iraq war and a variety of other issues.
More than a year ago, Orman ran a brief and unsuccessful protest campaign to take the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination away from Lieberman. Lacking any money, a discouraged Orman was forced to call it quits after a few months.
Did Lieberman break any election laws? I certainly don't know; I'll leave that to the experts. But considering Orman's background, it seems like an issue of sour grapes. I wonder why the Advocate chose to ignore that bit of information?