Election Results: Governors

ALASKA, CONNECTICUT

OLD SOAP IN NEW PACKAGES

These races showed that, given a chance, disgusted voters would readily spurn both parties. But they were not eager to gamble on political unknowns: the winners were familiar former officeholders who had cast off their Republican labels to repackage themselves as independents. Same soap, new box. Connecticut's Lowell Weicker Jr., a three-term G.O.P. Senator who lost his seat in 1988, made a name for himself as a party maverick who battered Richard Nixon during Watergate and stood up to Ronald Reagan on contra aid, Star Wars and tax policy. With their state in a...

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