2000 United States Senate election in Connecticut
|Elections in Connecticut|
The 2000 United States Senate election in Connecticut took place on November 7, 2000 in conjunction with the 2000 U.S. presidential election, other elections to the United States Senate in other states, as well as elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman won re-election to a third term. While running for re-election, he was also Al Gore's running mate in the 2000 presidential campaign. With Gore losing the presidency to George W. Bush, Lieberman returned to the Senate and remained there for another 12 years, when he retired. Had the Gore-Lieberman ticket won, Lieberman would have become U.S. Vice President and forced to resign his Senate seat, which would have led to a 2002 special election. It would also have led Republican Governor John G. Rowland to temporarily appoint an interim replacement.
- Joe Lieberman, incumbent U.S. Senator since 1989
Lieberman, a very popular centrist  incumbent, focused on his Vice Presidential campaign. He refused to show up at the debates. Giordano was a heavy underdog, as he was ignored by the press and as he debated alone.
|Democratic||Joe Lieberman (Incumbent)||828,902||63.2%||-3.8%|
|Concerned Citizens||William Kozak||25,509||2.0%||+0.1%|
|Libertarian||Wildey J. Moore||8,773||0.7%||+0.7%|
- Herszenhorn, David M. (August 8, 2000). "Lieberman Can Run With a Foot in 2 Races". The New York Times. Archived from the original on July 14, 2012. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
- Weiss, Joanna (August 8, 2000). "IN HOME STATE, THEY SEE A CANDIDATE WITH BRAINS AND `THE MAGIC'". The Boston Globe. p. A24.