Tag Archives: Lincoln Chafee

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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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.

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2010/04/27/tight_race_for_rhode_island_governor.html… Read more ...

Sen. Lincoln Chafee: Evan Bayh, independents, and a new third party

Placed literally in the middle of an op-ed piece by Senator Evan Bayh about why he is leaving the Senate, the New York Times today ran a piece by former Senator and current independent candidate for Rhode Island governor addressing the topic of a new third party emerging.  Chafee speculates on Bayh running for president independent of the two major parties in 2012 and a new major party possibly emerging, as the Republicans did in 1856.… Read more ...

Former Rep. Senator Lincoln Chafee announces independent bid for governor in RI

In his first run for office since losing reelection to the US Senate in 2006, former Republican Lincoln Chafee has announced that he will run for governor of Rhode Island.  He was also mayor of Warwick, Rhode Island in the 1990s.  In his announcement, he stressed partially ending Rhode Island’s large list of exemptions to the sales tax in order to close a budget gap. … Read more ...