Joe Lieberman Says He'll Likely Run For Reelection In 2012

08/10/2010 12:04 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Elyse Siegel Fmr. Deputy Managing Editor, The Huffington Post

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) signaled on Monday that he's likely to run for reelection in 2012, Connecticut News Junkie reports.

"I haven't decided fully, but I'd say I'm probably going to run again," explained the Connecticut Senator after delivering a speech to the Hartford Club on the latest cyber security concerns threatening the country.

In 2006, Lieberman was reelected to the Senate as an independent after he failed to secure Connecticut's Democratic nomination in a primary race against Ned Lamont, who is now seeking the state's governorship.

"For my own interests, and my family's interests, and of course the state's interests after this election I'm going to sit down and take a hard look at it and decide," explained Lieberman of looming decision. "I feel that I'm involved in some areas trying to help the state bring support from the federal government, which can help our economy and protect our jobs."

In the mean time, Lieberman's 2012 fundraising initiatives appear to already be underway.

So, what has the Connecticut Senator hesitating to pull the trigger in officially announcing his candidacy for re-election?

"The question is at this stage in my life do I want to do it one more time," he said.