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Mehlman Won't Support Lieberman's GOP Challenger

Today on NBC's Meet the Press, RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman refused to support the Republican candidate in Connecticut's Senate race. Mehlman expressed

Ken Mehlman on Meet the Press

Today on NBC's Meet the Press, RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman refused to support the Republican candidate in Connecticut's Senate race. Mehlman expressed his agreement with Lieberman's policies on the Iraq war and national security. Mehlman said that Lieberman had been "kicked out of the Democratic party" for supporting the President's position on the Iraq war.

Does Ken Mehlman secretly want Joe Lieberman to win Connecticut's Senate seat in the upcoming election?

transcript

MR. GREGORY: Let me ask you about the Republican candidate in Connecticut, Alan Schlesinger. You’ve been going around the country...

MR. MEHLMAN: Yeah.

MR. GREGORY: ...and been very clear...

MR. MEHLMAN: Yeah.

MR. GREGORY: ...and forceful for your support of Republican candidates. Are you endorsing Alan Schlesinger to be the next senator from Connecticut?

MR. MEHLMAN: There’s nothing more important to me, as you know, than electing Republicans. It’s what I spend my life doing; it’s my passion. The way I do it...

MR. GREGORY: So, yes?

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