Some thought Senator Lowell Weicker was out of politics after he was defeated by state Attorney General Joe Lieberman in 1988. Two years later Weicker launched a political comeback, being elected governor as an independent candidate.
A year later, the bloom was off the rose, as Weicker’s popularity took a big hit after he signed the income tax into law. When discussion turned to the 1994 gubernatorial race, the big question was whether Governor Weicker would run for re-election.
In this week’s Face the State flashback, you’ll see a report from our archives from September 30, 1993, when the maverick politician ended months of speculation and debate and announced he would not seek a second term.
Tune in this Sunday to watch the 20 year old report, filed by Duby McDowell.
Also watch this other flashback of Lowell Weicker’s action-packed first year as governor: