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Officials: Sen. Joe Lieberman will retire in 2012

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By Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Joe Lieberman was so determined to hang onto his seat in 2006 after losing the Democratic primary in Connecticut that he ran as an independent. Now he's leaving without a fight.

The 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee, who angered the party by backing Republican John McCain for president in 2008, will leave the Senate on his own terms. He's decided to retire and not seek a fifth term in 2012, Democratic officials said Tuesday.

Lieberman plans to announce his decision midday Wednesday in Stamford, Conn.

The Democratic officials requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.

Lieberman will depart with a reputation for straddling the sharp partisan divide in Congress and with at least one legislative trophy after leading the recent Senate fight to repeal the ban on gays serving openly in the military.

While Lieberman's hawkish views on the military and the Iraq war rankled some Democrats, his support for gay rights and abortion rights won him the praise of many liberals.


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