Former Sen. Joe Lieberman, Democrats’ VP pick in 2000, dead at 82


Former U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman, a prominent political figure known for his independent stance and vice presidential run in 2000, passed away at the age of 82 due to injuries sustained in a fall. Lieberman, who served in the Senate from 1989 to 2013, was remembered for his love of God, family, and country. A funeral will be held in his hometown of Stamford, Connecticut, where he will be honored for his contributions to public service and his willingness to work across party lines. Lieberman’s legacy includes being the first Jewish candidate on a major party presidential ticket and his advocacy for bipartisan cooperation throughout his career.


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