Lieberman undecided on Fla., Conn. Senate races

Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman (Conn.) said Monday he is considering skipping any endorsement in the Connecticut and Florida Senate races, even after he was visited recently by Florida Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-Fla.).

Lieberman told The Hill he was visited by Meek "a few weeks ago" and that the two had "a good conversation" but that he is still mulling whether to get involved in the Florida and Connecticut races. Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, a friend of Lieberman's, is waging an independent bid for the Florida seat against Meek and GOP candidate Marco Rubio.

In Connecticut, where state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D) is running against Republican candidate Linda McMahon, Lieberman said he is so torn between the two candidates that he may stay out of the race altogether.

"I haven't made up my mind. I'm still watching it," Lieberman said of the Blumenthal-McMahon contest. "I'll probably wait until the primaries are over and see if there's any other third-party candidate that I'd consider. And frankly, I might decide to just sit it out. I'm always skeptical about the impact of endorsements. I might just decide to quietly go in and vote. That in itself would be a refreshing change."

 Cross-posted from the Briefing Room