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Hillary Steps Up

With Joe Lieberman announcing that he plans to pursue an independent Senate campaign if he loses the Democratic primary, the question now shifts back

With Joe Lieberman announcing that he plans to pursue an independent Senate campaign if he loses the Democratic primary, the question now shifts back to the party establishment.

DSCC Chairman Chuck Schumer has hinted that he's likely support Lieberman, even if Lieberman loses to Ned Lamont, and the New York senator wouldn't speculate at all on the subject when asked on Meet the Press yesterday. But what about other party leaders? According to Jane Hamsher, one very high-profile Democrat has stepped up and shown some leadership.

Despite this, sources say that Hillary Clinton believes that it's important to respect the will of Connecticut voters and that she will commit to support the Democratic candidate -- whoever that is -- in November. It should be interesting to watch and see if others follow suit.

It sure will. Clinton is taking the responsible, democratic -- both big "D," and little "d" -- approach, arguing that voters will decide the Democratic candidate, and that she, as a Democratic leader, will honor their wishes. Good for her.

It's a shot across the bow to the rest of the establishment: the party should support the party's candidate, as chosen by the party's voters. It's really as simple as that. Clinton appreciates that principle; her colleagues should too.

-- Guest Post by Steve Benen, The Carpetbagger Report

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