Joe Lieberman to speak Wednesday at Roanoke College

by rcnewsblog on November 19, 2013

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Former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman will visit Roanoke College this week to deliver a timely message about government partisanship.

Lieberman will speak Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the College’s Bast Center. The topic of his discussion is actually a question – “Can we stop the partisan polarization that is crippling our government?”

Lieberman, who is best known as the 2000 Democratic candidate for vice president, has developed a reputation for working across party lines to find common ground. He served in the Connecticut state senate for 10 years, and he was the state’s attorney general from 1983 to 1988.

He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1988, and in 2006, he was reelected to a fourth term as an Independent. He retired from the U.S. Senate earlier this year.

Lieberman’s appearance is sponsored by Roanoke’s Henry Fowler Public Affairs Lecture Series. Free tickets are required and available at the Colket Center Information Desk or online at www.roanoke.edu/tickets.

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