Tag Archives: Lincoln Chafee

Lincoln Chafee Announces 2020 Libertarian Party Presidential Campaign

Today, at the National Press Club in Washington, former Republican Senator, Independent Governor, and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, formally announced he is seeking the Libertarian Party’s 2020 presidential nomination.

Born into a politically connected family, Chafee succeeded his father, John Chafee, as U.S. Senator in 1999 and established himself as a Liberal Republican, emphasizing support for gun control and environmental protections. … Read more ...

Independent Candidates Continue to Grow in Numbers in Rhode Island

The number of independent candidates running for various races in the state of Rhode Island has been increasing despite being a Democrat stronghold. Currently it is the only state to have an independent serving as governor, and the number of independent candidates have reached a record high of 37. Voter registration has been decreasing for the two major parties, and been increasing for independents.… Read more ...

Lincoln Chafee Defends “Holiday Tree” Comments

Lincoln Chafee is the Independent Governor of Rhode Island and has been at the center of a controversy this past week because of the label he applied to that holiday tradition known as the “Christmas Tree”.

A beaming Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee calmly weathered a cross-country Christmas controversy yesterday, standing by his PC pronouncement that the 17-foot spruce in the State House rotunda is a “holiday tree” as outraged residents cried foul.

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Recent news from Rhode Island’s Moderate Party

Various news about the Rhode Island Moderate Party since the election:

Most recently, the party’s chairman Robert Corrente stepped down from that position so that Ken Block, who had resigned while he ran for governor, could take over.

Party executive director Christine Hunsinger says former U.S. Attorney Robert Clark Corrente (kuh-RENT’-ee) resigned the week after the Nov.

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Poli-Tea: Election Highlights


For now, an overview of some significant results from the 2010 elections:

• Rhode Island has elected its first Independent governor, Lincoln Chafee
• In Maine’s gubernatorial race, Independent candidate Eliot Cutler’s last minute surge was not enough to overcome the gap between himself and the Republican front-runner. 

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Independent Lincoln Chafee in the lead in Rhode Island

From the results coming in thread:

Democrat Frank Caprio has tanked in the Rhode Island gubernatorial race. It is now a heat between Republican John Robitaille and Independent Lincoln Chafee. Chafee leads with 35.8% to 34% with 90% reporting.

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Rhode Island Holds 7-Candidate Gubernatorial Debate

Ballot Access News:

On October 27, Rhode Island [held] a gubernatorial debate, in which all 7 ballot-listed candidates [participated]. See this story. Thanks to Gene Berkman for the link. The candidates are the nominees of the Democratic, Republican, and Moderate Parties, and all four independent candidates.

The candidates include independent Lincoln Chafee and Moderate Party candidate Ken Block, who also participated in another debate the previous day.… Read more ...

The Curious Case of Lincoln Chafee

When was the last time you heard of the President of the United States endorsing a third party candidate?

Admittedly, it didn’t happen this cycle. Nevertheless, Lincoln Chafee got the next best thing.

On October 25th Barack Obama did his usual thing as a President right before mid-terms: gave his blessing with rallies to a few of his party’s candidates, raised funds for his party, and did a little bit of local glad-handing.… Read more ...

IPR Gubernatorial Rankings

1) Lincoln Chafee (I-RI) – In 2006, Republican Senator Lincoln Chafee lost a close race for re-election against Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse. Saying, “It’s not my party anymore,” in 2007 a disenchanted Chafee left the Republican Party due to its increasing conservatism. The politician went searching for a party, disagreeing with the Green and Libertarian Parties while finding the name of the Moderate Party “too squishy.”… Read more ...

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg To Campaign With Lincoln Chafee

Lincoln Chafee, the former GOP Senator turned Independent candidate for Governor of Rhode Island, announced a new endorsement today.

A statement issued by the Chafee campaign said: “Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City, will travel to Rhode Island Thursday to deliver an endorsement to independent gubernatorial candidate Lincoln Chafee. They will make joint appearances in Warwick and Providence between 11:00 a.m.

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RI gubernatorial debate to include independent Chafee and Moderate Party candidate Block

From the Providence Journal:

The Rhode Island Latino Civic Fund is hosting the next debate among the candidates for governor.

“The purpose of this debate is to give candidates an opportunity to address a wide range of issues that affect the minority community’s sustainability and livability in our state,” including education, economic progress, affordable housing, minority inclusion, civil rights and immigration, Doris M.

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Tight Race for Rhode Island Governor

A new Rasmussen survey in Rhode Island finds Lincoln Chafee (I) and Frank Caprio (D) running even in the race for governor at 33% each with John Robitaille (R) trailing at 21% support, while another 13% are undecided.


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