U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut makes remarks at a news conference in Stamford

 
U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut makes remarks at a news conference in Stamford
U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut makes remarks, as his wife Hadassa and members of his family watch, at a news conference in Stamford, Connecticut January 19, 2011 where he announced that he will not seek re-election next year. Lieberman, 68, the 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee who crossed the political aisle to back Republican John McCain in 2008 White House race, bolted the Democratic party to become an independent five years ago but still often sides with his old party. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)