From The Crypt at Politico:
Money can’t buy him love, but John McCain-backing Joe Lieberman is hoping a little cash will diffuse Democrats’ anger towards him — and help him keep his chairmanship of the Homeland Security and Public Works Committee.
After forking over $100,000 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee last year, the Connecticut Democrat-turned-independent has written a second $100,000 check to DSCC Chairman Chuck Schumer in recent days, according to a people familiar with the situation.
Lieberman caucuses — awkwardly — with Democrats […] but is on the outs with many in his longtime party for turning his back on Barack Obama […] More than a few have talked about stripping him of his committee post after November.
Thus Lieberman’s schmear campaign. Lieberman’s Responsibility/Opportunity/Community PAC, has given the DSCC $30,000 since last year — in addition to doling out smaller donations to the New Mexico Democratic party and the reelection campaigns of Democratic centrists Max Baucus, Mary L. Landrieu and Mark Pryor.