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Weicker Marks Dual Anniversaries with Advice for Winners


Lowell Weicker holding court with Channel 3 staffers Mark D’Anzi, Kara Sundlun and Al Terzi

40 years ago this week Lowell Weicker was elected to the U.S. Senate.   20 years ago he was elected Governor. Only a handful of folks have accomplished that in Connecticut and Weicker is the only one left alive to talk about it.

The usually outspoken Weicker shifted into neutral as this year’s campaign progressed. Last year, he endorsed Senator Chris Dodd for re-election, and was supportive of Ned Lamont in the race for governor, but with those two out Weicker decided not to endorse anyone.

During an interview today, Weicker wouldn’t cough up who he voted for, although earlier this year he said he wouldn’t vote for Richard Blumenthal because of the Vietnam controversy. Today he was just reflecting, looking at the similarities between 1990 and 2010. “The state is in a hole, just like 20 years ago.”

Weicker also had advice for the new governor: “Expect that you won’t be elected to a second term,” and for the new senator: “Don’t vote no 100% of the time.”

Lowell Weicker’s comments tonight on Eyewitness News at 6.

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