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Lieberman, McKinney Lose Primary Elections

Three term Senator Joe Lieberman has lost the Democratic party primary in Connecticut to anti-war candidate Ned Lamont.

Lieberman says he will run as an independent. Lamont portrayed the three-term senator as an apologist for the Bush administration over the war in Iraq. He says Connecticut has "voted for a big change." Pitney says that anger was directed at Lieberman last night, handing Ned Lamont the win.

Meanwhile Georgia Democratic Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, known for her Nine Eleven conspiracy theories and a run-in with a Capitol police officer, lost a run-off election.

The vote wasn't even close. Hank Johnson won the nomination with 59 percent of the vote.

Claremont McKenna College politics Professor Jack Pitney says constituents probably thought McKinney's incident with the Capitol police officer was the last straw in a long series of unfortunate incidents.

In Missouri, Republican Senator Jim Talent and Democratic challenger Claire McCaskill, the state auditor, won their parties' primaries.

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