Rob Simmons, who failed to defeat Republican U.S. Senate nominee Linda McMahon in today’s GOP primary, said tonight he considered continuing his battle to return to Congress (he’s a former U.S. Representative from Stonington) as a third-party, independent candidate.
Simmons said he analyzed U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman’s 2006 bid. Lieberman of Stamford that year lost the Democratic Party’s nomination to anti-Iraq War candidate Ned Lamont, formed The Connecticut for Lieberman Party, and went on to win the general election. He now considers himself an “independent Democrat.”
But Simmons said his situation would be different and he determined he could not muster the same resources/support as Lieberman did four years ago.