Update: Dec. 14, 1998

FRED TUTTLE Last summer Tuttle, 79, surprised Vermont when his semi-spoof run for the G.O.P. senatorial nomination resulted in a win. But it was truly an upset victory: Tuttle's wife Dottie had refused to vote for him and hoped aloud that Vermonters wouldn't send the retired Tunbridge dairy farmer to Washington. Well, the missus is happy again. Though he garnered 23% of the vote--quite a feat since he spent only about $250--Tuttle lost to incumbent Democratic Senator Pat Leahy. "I was proud of him," Dottie admits. Now Fred spends his days hanging out at the local senior-citizen center and responding to...

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