Former Senator Joseph Lieberman is former United States Senator from Connecticut. Democratic Party. He was the party’s nominee for Vice President in the 2000 election. Currently an independent – he remains closely associated with the party. He won the Senate election in 1988 and was re-elected in 1994 and 2000. Lieberman was the Democratic nominee for Vice President in the 2000 United States presidential election – running with presidential nominee Al Gore – becoming the first Jewish candidate on a major American political party presidential ticket. As Senator he introduced and championed the legislation that led to the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. Lieberman announced in January 2011 that he would retire from the Senate when his term ended in January 2013. He is partner in Kasowitz – Benson – Torres & Friedman LLP – a national law firm primarily focusing on complex commercial litigation.
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