Lieberman Will Speak at GOP Convention
Former Democrat a strong prospect for McCain VP
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 20, 2008 11:11 AM CDT
In this April 8, 2008 file photo Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., addresses the Vets For Freedomon Capitol Hill in Washington.    (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
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(Newser) – Joe Lieberman will speak at the Republican National Convention after all, a party official tells the AP. The former Democratic VP candidate who's become one of John McCain's most avid supporters (and is reputed to be the person he'd really like to have as his own VP) will deliver a speech to the GOP faithful in St. Paul, Minn.


Lieberman's office declined to comment. Lieberman, 66, still caucuses with Senate Democrats though he's an independent. The four-term senator has angered many Democrats with his strong support for the Iraq war and for backing McCain's bid for the White House.