Next CT Senate race already a toss-up, as Lieberman remains mum about 2012

Sen. Joseph Lieberman, an independent who caucus with the Democrats, isn’t ready to talk about the choice he faces in 2012, when he will be up for re-election. But Roll Call this morning said the Connecticut Senate contest promises to be “among the more entertaining this cycle” and has already tagged it as a top toss-up contest.

“I’ve started to think about it,” Lieberman said in a brief interview earlier this week. “I will decide by early next year.”

What about the possibility of facing Republican Linda McMahon, who has already invited speculation about her next political move despite losing her $40-plus million self-funded campaign against Richard Blumenthal?

“It’ll be good for the broadcast industry in the state,” Lieberman quipped, declining to be drawn into a discussion about how he might fare against McMahon or another contender.