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Now this was a primary. Ned Lamont defeated Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman in yesterday's Senate primary, 51% to 48%. Lieberman still plans to run in November's Senate race as a third party "petitioning candidate." A petitioning candidate with better website security, we imagine, after his campaign accused Lamont's of crashing their server, leading them to put up a statement:

"For the past 24 hours the Friends for Joe Lieberman's website and email has been totally disrupted and disabled, we believe that this is the result of a coordinated attack by our political opponents. The campaign has notified the US Attorney and the Connecticut Chief State's Attorney and the campaign will be filing a formal complaint reflecting our concerns. The campaign has also notified the State Attorney General Dick Blumenthal for his review."

Of course, the liberal bloggers are being credited with helping Lamont's victory - let's see how it works in the general elections in November.

The NY Times on Lamont, the Greenwich millionaire who is surprisingly liberal.

Photograph of Lamont surrounded by family and Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev. Jesse Jackson by Fred Beckham/AP