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Sometimes Credited As: Sen. Joseph Lieberman
Birth Name: Joseph Isadore Lieberman
Date Of Birth: February 24, 1942 (Age 72)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Stamford, CT
Longtime Democratic Senator from Connecticut who was Al Gore's running mate in the 2000 presidential election. Was re-elected to his Senate seat as an Independent in 2006 after losing the Democratic nomination to a much more liberal challenger. Even though Lieberman is technically an Independent, he still caucuses with the Democrats and votes with them on many issues with the major exception of the Iraq War where he has been a supporter of the policies of the Bush Administration. In 2008, during the presidential primaries, Lieberman came out in support of Republican candidate John McCain. He is scheduled to speak at the upcoming GOP convention in Minneapolis and has been mentioned as a possible running mate for McCain.
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Is of the Jewish religious faith and was the first person of this faith in United States history to be included on a presidential ticket.
Served as Attorney General for Connecticut from 1983-89 before being elected for to the U.S. Senate. Defeated long-term Republican incumbent Lowell Weicker.
Holds Bachelor's and law degrees from Yale University.
Currently resides in New Haven, CT.
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