Politics: How Now, Nutmeg State?

His drive for re-election was in high gear. "Bush for Senate" stickers studded walls at Republican headquarters. From Hartford's Bond Hotel, his campaign staff passed out buttons and bumper strips, ordered placards for his triumphal renomination at the Connecticut G.O.P.

convention on June 4-5. But last week Republican Senator Prescott Bush startled everyone by announcing that he would not seek re-election this year.

Pres Bush, 67, said that he simply did not have "the strength and vigor needed to do full justice to the campaign ahead, or to the responsibilities involved in...

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