Age Limit for Politicians?

Americans are living longer yet age is a sensitive topic these days as we start to see older people in positions of power.

President Biden will turn 80 this year, the oldest president ever. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, 88, is running for reelection and the oldest U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, is under scrutiny after two articles in the San Francisco Chronicle and New York Times questioned her mental fitness to serve. Here in Connecticut, we have three members of the congressional delegation in their 70s, and two will hit 80 in their next terms if re-elected.

A new poll by News 8, the Hill and Emerson College found a majority want age limits for politicians like there is for Connecticut judges. We will discuss this morning at 10 on This Week in Connecticut and we will go in depth into the poll and other issues on Capitol Report at 10:30.

Also we will talk with Themis Klarides about her run for senate, Jeff Flaks and Alan Lazowski on their new developments in Hartford, plus we sit down with DCF Commissioner Vannessa Dorantes.

Dorantes will discuss the dire need for adoptive and foster parents in Connecticut. Here at WTNH we have been focusing on this important issue ever since the sudden loss of Robert and Anthony Dudchik, the sons of our friend and Capitol Report host Tom Dudchik and his wife Nora. There are ways you can help, even if you aren’t in a position to expand your family.

Join us for This Week in Connecticut and Capitol Report starting at 10 on WTNH. We will also take you to former Hartford Mayor Ann Uccello’s 100th birthday at the state capitol.

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