Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman has endorsed Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, who’s locked in a fierce battle for reelection to a fifth time period. “I’m a lifelong Democrat, however I put my nation first at all times,” Lieberman says in a television ad supporting Collins’ campaign. “That’s why I’m supporting Susan Collins for Senate.” Whereas Lieberman has remained a registered Democrat, he ran for reelection as an unbiased in 2006 after shedding a main to Lamont. Collins is the final Republican to signify New England in Congress. … Former East Haven Mayor April Capone was bit by a canine lately whereas going door-to-door in Wallingford for her marketing campaign within the thirty fourth Senate District. Capone, a Democrat, is working for the seat being left open by Fasano, who’s retiring. “[The dog’s owner] was so apologetic,” Capone said. “She mentioned, ‘Sweetheart, I’m so sorry. What can I do for you?’ ” Capone, who was scheduled to bear surgical procedure on her hand Friday at Yale New Haven Hospital, mentioned she informed the lady she might vote for her. … Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton has accepted “Final Week Tonight” host John Oliver’s proposal to rename town’s sewage plant after him in change for a donation of $55,000 to native charities, on one condition: Oliver should attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony within the metropolis. The bizarre proposal got here after Oliver, seemingly at random, denigrated Danbury throughout an unrelated program about juries. Boughton responded to Oliver by declaring he’d identify the sewer plant after him as a result of “it’s filled with [expletive]” like Oliver. Every week later, Oliver replied on his HBO present that he’d fortunately settle for the consideration and supplied donations in change. … Margaret Streicker, a Milford Republican and actual property developer, has spent more than $200,000 on television ads to bolster her marketing campaign towards longtime Democratic Rep. Rosa DeLauro in Connecticut’s third Congressional District. “In the event you’re like me, you’re sick and bored with what’s happening in America,” Streicker says within the advert, which started airing this previous week. As DeLauro’s image flashes throughout the display screen, Streicker suggests residents are weary of “politicians lining their very own pockets.” She additionally pledged to “defend, not defund, the police.” DeLauro, a 30-year incumbent, has not had a aggressive race in many years. … A brand new nationwide ballot performed by researchers at 4 universities has found virtually two-thirds of Connecticut residents help Gov. Ned Lamont’s dealing with of the coronavirus pandemic. The 65% of respondents who mentioned they both approve or strongly approve of how Lamont has approached the general public well being disaster ranks prime amongst Democratic governors and fourth-best among the many 50 states, trailing solely Republican Govs. Phil Scott in Vermont (76%), Larry Hogan in Maryland (71%) and Charlie Baker in Massachusetts (68%).