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Lieberman says he might support Linda McMahon. Again.

Politico's Manu Raju gets Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) on the record saying he might back World Wrestling Entertainment mogul Linda McMahon in Connecticut's U.S. Senate race.

“I said I’m open,” Lieberman told Politico. “Is it theoretically possible? Yes. I probably know Blumenthal better, but I know Linda McMahon – she was on the state board of higher education, and I met with her a couple of times in that capacity. This is the great privilege that voters of Connecticut gave me in 2006 as an independent. Wait and see.”

But is this news? Way back in January, when Richard Blumenthal entered the race, Lieberman said he might endorse McMahon because she was "very interested in education" and Blumenthal had endorsed Ned Lamont after he defeated Lieberman in the 2006 Democratic Senate primary.

This interview occurred when Lieberman's approval in the state was chugging along at 25 percent. McMahon's campaign might welcome a Lieberman endorsement, but chalk this up as another case of the independent senator seeing the media's interest in "infighting" stories and offering up his services.

By David Weigel  |  May 27, 2010; 12:22 PM ET
Categories:  2010 Election  
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