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July 17, 1995 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN
Forget the "Today Show," autograph sessions and good notices in Publisher's Weekly. Now the best way to sell books is to talk about running for President. House Speaker Newt Gingrich's flirtation with the race has helped propel his plan "To Renew America" to the top of the bestseller lists. While completing the autobiography due out later this year, former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Colin L.
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October 5, 1999 | From Associated Press
Former Sen. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. of Connecticut said Monday he is not running for the Reform Party's presidential nomination but is interested in a splinter group, the American Reform Party. "I am not interested in becoming a member of the Reform Party," said Weicker, who served in the Senate as a Republican before being elected governor as an independent. But in an interview on NBC's "Today," Weicker used the word "we" in addressing the party's future.
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September 4, 1992 | Associated Press
Connecticut Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. and political activists from around the nation said Thursday they will establish an Independence Party to revitalize the political system. "We are launching a new American revolution to restore competition to a political system now paralyzed by the Republican and Democratic parties--the Republi-crat monopoly," said businessman Gordon Black, a party founder. Black, of Rochester, N.Y.
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July 17, 1995 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN
Forget the "Today Show," autograph sessions and good notices in Publisher's Weekly. Now the best way to sell books is to talk about running for President. House Speaker Newt Gingrich's flirtation with the race has helped propel his plan "To Renew America" to the top of the bestseller lists. While completing the autobiography due out later this year, former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Colin L.
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June 29, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. vetoed a bill that would have made it easier for Connecticut courts to impose the death penalty. Current law prohibits the death penalty if the jury finds a single mitigating factor in a murderer's defense, such as a traumatic childhood. The vetoed bill would have let juries weigh aggravating factors as well. Weicker, who favors capital punishment only for someone convicted of killing a law enforcement officer, said current law works.
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February 5, 1988 | United Press International
Sen. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. (R-Conn.) announced Thursday that he will seek reelection to a fourth term, saying he wants to continue to fight for those "on the outs" of society. Weicker, 56, a liberal Republican often at odds with President Reagan, said he hopes to be reelected in November by the largest margin of his Senate career.
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May 18, 1992 | Associated Press
Connecticut Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr., who was hanged in effigy after instituting the state's first individual income tax, has been named winner of the 1992 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation said Sunday it honored Weicker for his ability to take a "principled stand for unpopular positions" to boost his state's sagging economy in 1991. Weicker is to receive a silver lantern and a $25,000 stipend during a May 28 ceremony at Boston's J.F.K. Library.
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November 19, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Connecticut General Assembly returned to the Capitol for a special session to consider repealing the state's new personal income tax. Tens of thousands of residents have demonstrated, picketed and even threatened some of the legislators since they enacted a 4.5% income tax in September. Legislators have enough votes to repeal the tax but have been unable to muster the two-thirds majority required to override Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr.'s certain veto.
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May 29, 1992 | Associated Press
Connecticut Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr., who battled to win his state's first personal income tax, was honored Thursday with the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation's third annual Profile in Courage award. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, her children and other relatives presented Weicker with the award, named for the late President's 1957 Pulitzer Prize-winning book in which he lauded politicians who showed courage in office.
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October 6, 1991 | From Associated Press
Thousands of protesters shouting "Repeal! Repeal!" rallied Saturday against a new income tax pushed through the Legislature by Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr., who was jostled and spat at when he waded into the crowd. About 40,000 people jammed the Capitol's south lawn. Some yelled that Weicker should be impeached. Three life-size plywood tanks, their cannons trained on the Capitol, were painted with slogans denouncing Weicker.
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October 1, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. was hanged in effigy, spat upon and chased back into the Capitol in 1991 after pushing through the state's first income tax. Ever since, the state's first independent governor since the Civil War has seen his popularity rebound. But on Thursday, Weicker said he will not seek reelection next year because it is time to "return home" after three decades in politics.
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September 4, 1992 | Associated Press
Connecticut Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. and political activists from around the nation said Thursday they will establish an Independence Party to revitalize the political system. "We are launching a new American revolution to restore competition to a political system now paralyzed by the Republican and Democratic parties--the Republi-crat monopoly," said businessman Gordon Black, a party founder. Black, of Rochester, N.Y.
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May 29, 1992 | Associated Press
Connecticut Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr., who battled to win his state's first personal income tax, was honored Thursday with the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation's third annual Profile in Courage award. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, her children and other relatives presented Weicker with the award, named for the late President's 1957 Pulitzer Prize-winning book in which he lauded politicians who showed courage in office.
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May 18, 1992 | Associated Press
Connecticut Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr., who was hanged in effigy after instituting the state's first individual income tax, has been named winner of the 1992 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation said Sunday it honored Weicker for his ability to take a "principled stand for unpopular positions" to boost his state's sagging economy in 1991. Weicker is to receive a silver lantern and a $25,000 stipend during a May 28 ceremony at Boston's J.F.K. Library.
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November 19, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Connecticut General Assembly returned to the Capitol for a special session to consider repealing the state's new personal income tax. Tens of thousands of residents have demonstrated, picketed and even threatened some of the legislators since they enacted a 4.5% income tax in September. Legislators have enough votes to repeal the tax but have been unable to muster the two-thirds majority required to override Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr.'s certain veto.
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October 6, 1991 | From Associated Press
Thousands of protesters shouting "Repeal! Repeal!" rallied Saturday against a new income tax pushed through the Legislature by Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr., who was jostled and spat at when he waded into the crowd. About 40,000 people jammed the Capitol's south lawn. Some yelled that Weicker should be impeached. Three life-size plywood tanks, their cannons trained on the Capitol, were painted with slogans denouncing Weicker.
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July 3, 1991 | DAVID TREADWELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move to pressure the Connecticut Legislature to adopt an income tax as part of the state's new budget, Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. on Tuesday ordered a shutdown of non-essential government services that includes closing state parks and beaches, which are already crowded as the Independence Day weekend approaches. The governor's action was taken as the Connecticut Senate, wary of a possible voter backlash, rejected, 23 to 12, a House-approved budget bill that would impose a 4.
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April 10, 1991 | DAVID TREADWELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lowell P. Weicker Jr., the former maverick Republican senator who won the governorship here as an independent last year, is no stranger to controversy. But perhaps nothing in his political career matches the furor he has aroused in recent weeks with his radical plan for dealing with the state's mounting fiscal troubles.
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July 3, 1991 | DAVID TREADWELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move to pressure the Connecticut Legislature to adopt an income tax as part of the state's new budget, Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. on Tuesday ordered a shutdown of non-essential government services that includes closing state parks and beaches, which are already crowded as the Independence Day weekend approaches. The governor's action was taken as the Connecticut Senate, wary of a possible voter backlash, rejected, 23 to 12, a House-approved budget bill that would impose a 4.
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July 1, 1991 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an address to the state Legislature several weeks after he took office in January, Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. quoted one Phyllis Zlotnik, who had expressed amazement that Weicker had voluntarily sought the job. "Why anyone would want to be governor right now is unfathomable to me," Zlotnik told him in a letter. She expressed the sentiments of many who were watching the state's former Republican senator take over as governor at a time when Connecticut's economic sky really was falling.
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