Saturday, June 8, 2019

Lincoln Chaffee Changes Party Affiliation a 4th Time




by Francis Folz, 71Republic.com

Over the past decade, there has been a movement of public icons transitioning from the two establishmentarian parties to America’s new and attractive third parties. Gary Johnson switched over from the Republican party in 2012, Joe Miller and Bill Weld in 2016, and in 2019 the Libertarian Party (of Wyoming) has accumulated a former Rhode Island governor, senator, and Democratic presidential hopeful Lincoln Chafee.
For anyone unfamiliar with Mr. Chafee, his political progression started in 1999 when he appointed to the U.S. Senate as a Republican after his father’s passing. In 2000, a convincing margin of Rhode Islanders elected him, despite George Bush, the Republican presidential hopeful, not even receiving a third of their votes.
Unfortunately, Mr. Chafee lost his re-election bid in the Democratic wave of 2006 to Sheldon Whitehouse. However, this setback would not keep Lincoln out of politics for long. In 2010, Lincoln Chafee was sent to the Rhode Island governor’s mansion as an Independent, winning the largest plurality of votes between the two parties...
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1 comment:

NewFederalist said...

I hope he is sincere about this switch. If one's past performance is any indication of future performance then he probably isn't.