Joe Lieberman, former US senator and vice-presidential nominee, dies at 82

Joe Lieberman, former US senator and vice-presidential nominee, dies at 82

The previous US senator Joe Lieberman, who ran because the Democratic nominee for vice-president within the 2000 election and have become the primary Jewish candidate on a ticket for the White Home, alongside presidential candidate Al Gore, has died on the age of 82.

Lieberman died in New York, in accordance with an announcement from his household. He was a Connecticut senator for 4 phrases.

Lieberman took one of the controversial arcs in latest US political historical past. Although he had the standing of a breakthrough candidate for America’s Jewish neighborhood as Gore’s operating mate, his assist for president George W Bush’s Iraq battle heralded a rightward journey that noticed him anger many Democrats.

Lieberman sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004 however his assist for the battle in Iraq doomed his candidacy with voters, amid rising anger on the invasion and its bloody aftermath. It additionally meant Lieberman was rejected by Connecticut’s Democrats when he ran for a fourth Senate time period there in 2006.

Nevertheless, in what he mentioned was a vindication of his positions, he saved his Senate seat by operating as an impartial candidate, with substantial assist from Republican and impartial voters.

By 2008, Lieberman was a high-profile supporter of Republican senator John McCain in his bid to defeat Democrat Barack Obama’s quest to grow to be America’s first Black president.

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