Joe Lieberman, a former vice presidential candidate, died at the age of 82

Joe Lieberman, a former US senator and vice presidential contender, has died at the age of 82.

The cause was complications following a fall, according to a family statement received by CBS News, the BBC’s American partner. For nearly 25 years, the centrist represented Connecticut in the Senate.

Mr Lieberman became the first Jewish politician to join a major party US presidential ticket in 2000, when Al Gore chose him as his running mate.

Lieberman pursued one of the most contentious arcs in recent US political history. Despite the fact that he was Gore’s running partner, he was regarded as a breakthrough candidate among the American Jewish community. His backing for President George W. Bush’s Iraq war signaled a rightward shift that enraged many Democrats.

Joe Lieberman

Who was Joseph Lieberman?

Lieberman later joined Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP as senior counsel, and according to their website, he represented “corporate clients on homeland and national security, defense, health, energy, environmental policy, and intellectual property matters.” In addition, he advises clients on worldwide expansion and business planning.

Lieberman served as Connecticut’s Attorney General for six years before being elected to the Senate. He spent up to ten years in the Connecticut State Senate. He was the majority leader for three times.

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