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Sen. Joe Lieberman confirms 2012 retirement

Sen. Joe Lieberman has decided to retire in 2012.

January 19, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut confirmed on Wednesday that he will retire next year.Democratic officials had said on Tuesday that Lieberman was planning to retire. The 68-year-old senator will not be seeking re-election to a fifth term, according to a statement by his office.

Lieberman won his fourth term in 2006 as an independent.

Lieberman almost won the vice presidency on the Democratic ticket in 2000 and he had an unsuccessful presidential bid in 2004.

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