Connecticut's Independent US Senator Joe Lieberman has proved to be an important asset for John McCain's Come Back Campaign. Lieberman is popular with the Independents who crossed over to McCain in New Hampshire as well as independents and Democrats in Michigan. Lieberman has also been a potent fundraiser. Fort Lauderdale Republican Money Man Scott Rothstein hosted the one time Democratic Vice Presidential nominee for a cocktail party at his home that netted more than $100,000 for the McCain coffers. More importantly Lieberman helps refute scurrilous attacks on McCain by the National Jewish Democratic Council. While the Council attacks McCain for his Conservatism they have been unable to smear his solid record as a friend of Israel.