What Is The Joe Lieberman Encyclopedia All About?
Joe Lieberman made a lot of claims during his 2006 re-election campaign, many of which had no resemblence to his record. This site, and image linked in this box, serves as a resource for all bloggers/reporters suffering through Joe's penchant for revisionist history over the next six years.
Campaign Donors: Wright Amendment / Southwest Airlines
- Lieberman co-sponsored legislation in the Senate to repeal Wright amendment flight restrictions at Love Field in Dallas that prevented Southwest Airlines from providing long-haul flights out of the airport. Lieberman signed onto the bill sponsored by Nevada Senator John Ensign on July 19, 2005. (S 1424)
- Southwest was seeking to repeal the 25-year-old restrictions that prevented it from providing nationwide service from its home airport in Dallas. “There is a difficult fight ahead,” Lieberman said. (Dallas Morning News, 7/20/05)
- Of the nine cosponsors of the bill, Lieberman was the only Democrat. (Congressional Record)
- Southwest Airlines PAC contributed $5,000 to Lieberman for the 2006 election. (Center for Responsive Politics)