Lifelong Democrat Endorses Embattled Republican

Former Democratic senator and 2000 vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman (Conn.) endorsed Republican Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) in an ad released Wednesday. 

The ad, which was paid for by the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC), features Lieberman saying Collins “stands up for Maine.” He also labeled Collins as a “fighter for women’s issues.” 

“I’m a lifelong Democrat but I put my country first, always,” Lieberman said at the beginning of the video. “That’s why I’m supporting Susan Collins for Senate.” 

RJC spokesperson Neil Strauss said the group is spending $400,000 to run the ad on digital platforms in an effort to attract female voters in Maine. 

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