Senators: Among the Mavericks

The Senate has long been a congenial home for flamboyant independent thinkers.

In races in Connecticut and California, a pair of the nation's leading political iconoclasts is trying to keep it that way. Two hard-fought House races show the struggle of minority candidates—one a Hispanic Republican, the other a black Democrat from Mississippi—to build the coalitions necessary for victory.

Title fight

In speech after speech, at fair after fair and parade after parade, Republican Senator Lowell Weicker stresses his maverick ways. NOBODY'S MAN BUT YOURS his billboards proclaim. But that is just the problem,...

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