Much of Connecticut’s media supported Weicker during his 18 years as the state’s senior “Republican” U.S. Senator. Before becoming Senator, Weicker toiled for one term in the U.S. House vineyards. He was the large and imposing Republican politician in whose shade no other Republican afflicted with conservative tendencies could grow and prosper.
ADDENDA Hartford Courant editorial , August 5, 2018 -- "Unlike the stereotypical businessman, Mr. Lamont is progressive."