The Nation : Weicker Rules Out '88 Bid

Sen. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. (R-Conn.) says he is the "best thing" the Republican Party has going for it, but he will not seek the 1988 GOP presidential nomination because he believes he has no chance of winning. Weicker, who made an unsuccessful bid for the White House in 1980, said in an interview taped for the Connecticut Radio Network's "Dialogue '86" program that he will likely seek reelection to the Senate in two years. Weicker said he would like to run for President but decided against a 1988 run. "I think in terms of issues, debates and the act of being President, I'm probably the best thing the Republican Party has going for it," Weicker said.

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