Mayor Eddie Perez with Joe’s son, Matt Lieberman, following the results in Tuesday’s election. Jim Brewer photo
The photo of Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez at U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman’s headquarters following Tuesday nights primary defeat may hint that he will be the second mayor to break ranks with Democratic party leaders and endorse the third-party maverick. But not so fast, Perez said Friday. He said he will announce his support of a candidate either Monday or Tuesday next week.
Waterbury Mayor Michael Jarjura was the first to endorse Lieberman’s third-party candidacy. Click here to read the Republican-American’s article. Speaker of the House James Amann, D-Milford, said Thursday that he doesn’t want to publicly endorse a candidate until he talks to Lieberman. “I need to talk to Joe one-on-one,” Amann said following a press conference. “I consider him a friend,” he said. After his defiant concession speech Tuesday Lieberman promised to run as an petitioning candidate with the Connecticut for Lieberman party, which left him with fewer friends on left.