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McCain, Lieberman Partnership Giving Both Parties A Bad Headache

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John McCain's rising presidential campaign is provoking fresh questions for Republicans and Democrats alike about the role Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) would play in the general election if the Arizona senator secures the GOP nomination.

Republicans are questioning how much McCain would rely on Lieberman in a general election and whether a prominent role for the Democrats' 2000 vice presidential nominee would mean an emphasis on issues attractive to independents rather than the conservative base. Senate Democrats are considering how they would handle the wildcard independent, whose support they badly need to retain their razor-thin majority in the upper chamber.

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