Dan Gerstein, the campaign spokesman for Mr. Lieberman, told us last month: “’Primary night was the first time that many Connecticut voters saw Lamont on TV, and he’s surrounding himself with two of the more divisive and problematic figures in the Democratic Party.”
Mr. Lieberman said this afternoon that he did, in fact, speak to Mr. Sharpton briefly. He also said the two had been on friendly terms since running against each other for president in 2004. “We had a relationship, we disagreed on issues, but I thought we had a pretty good relationship, if I didn’t, I wouldn’t have called,” Mr. Lieberman said.
Mr. Gerstein told us that he apologized if he was not clear during the radio interview.
By John Amato — September 19, 2006