Thursday, August 24, 2006

Why is AP referring to the Connecticut Senate race as "a three-way race"? There are five candidates in the race overall, and only two with significant voter support and the backing of major-party leaders -- Ned Lamont (D) and Joe Lieberman (de facto R). The guy on the Republican line, Alan Schlesinger, is, in effect, a minor-party candidate, just like the Green Party's Ralph Ferrucci, and the Concerned Citizens Party's Timothy Knibbs.

So call it "a two-man race" or "a five-man race." Just don't say "three."

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