The race for the U.S. senate in Connecticut in 1988 was the last time an incumbent senator in our state was defeated in an a re-election bid. Attorney General Joe Lieberman was challenging Senator Lowell Weicker and we all know how it turned out.
Early in the campaign Senator Chris Dodd endorsed his fellow Democrat, but refused to criticize Senator Weicker, who won that senate seat in 1970 by beating Dodd’s father, Thomas. In this Sunday’s Face the State flashback we’ll take at look at that dynamic in the race, reported by then Channel 3 reporter John Daly on January 26, 1988.
Tune in this Sunday morning at 11 for Face the State, only on Channel 3. By the way, John Daly is now with New England Cable News.
UPDATE: Here is the link to the segment http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=6684549
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