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Lincoln Chafee To Run For Governor

... of the 'biggest little state in the Union':
Lincoln Chafee Monday will formally announce his bid for Rhode Island governor Monday.

The former Republican senator-turned-independent will officially jump into the race at an event in Warwick, where he once served as mayor.

The 56 year old Chafee lost his U.S. senate seat in 2006 to Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse after a bitter Republican primary battle against Stephen Laffey. Chafee eventually left the GOP and is now an independent.
Admittedly, this will have little-to-no-impact on the national political scene -- but I've always liked Chafee. He seems to be a pragmatic politician who does not necessarily walk in lock-step with his party (hence his departure from said party).