Thursday, January 04, 2007

CT for Lieberman party taken over by critic

Remember John Orman, who actually registered for Lieberman's "Connecticut for Lieberman" party and declared himself Chairman and started making silly rules? (e.g. "If any CFL candidate loses our party’s nomination in a primary, that candidate must bolt our party, form a new party and work to defeat our party-endorsed candidate.") Well, it turns out the CT Sec. of State has recognized his takeover (HT: Kos)
Orman is the sole member of the party and filed paperwork with Bysiewicz's office naming himself chairman. The state officials accepted Orman's takeover and his bylaws which limit membership to critics of the senator and anyone named Lieberman.
This should be frickin' hilarious. Turns out that the CT fot Lieberman party has a guaranteed spot on the ballot for the 2112 Senate race, so Professor Orman's takeover isn't entirely a joke. He could potentially put a spoiler on the ballot (like, oh say, someone who lost their party's primary) and throw the election. It's not a lot of power, but it is something.

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