It’s official: Chafee for Governor as independent

(excerpt from) Providence Journal/
Chafee announces bid for governor

By Richard C. Dujardin / Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Ending several weeks of “exploration” into whether he would run for the job, former U.S. Sen. Lincoln D. Chafee announced Tuesday night that he is an independent candidate for governor of Rhode Island.

Previous coverage with background at IPR: here.

12 thoughts on “It’s official: Chafee for Governor as independent

  1. VAGreen

    Should make for an interesting race. Chaffee probably has a good shot at winning.

  2. Kimberly Wilder Post author

    I know what my editor likes.

    (And, I really needed a story to post today!)

  3. Catholic Trotskyist

    On the other hand, Lieberman (similar to Specter) and Sanders (very far left) and former Maine governor Angus King, and overrated Vermont politician Anthony Pollina, are all New England independents. New England seems to be best for independents, along with Minnesota, although they still don’t do well in presidential elections since Perot did so well in Maine, and noname independents won’t do well in congressional or governor elections.

  4. Third Party Revolution

    We here at Third Party Revolution endorse Lincoln Chafee in his campaign for Governor of Rhode Island, along with many other third party and independent candidates for public offices nation-wide, ranging from local to federal levels.

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