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There's a New Presidential Candidate

Lincoln Chafee is running again, this time as a Libertarian
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 6, 2020 3:46 AM CST
Lincoln Chafee Is Running for President
Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee speaks during the CNN Democratic presidential debate Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/John Locher)

(Newser) – Former Democratic presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee has filed to run for president as a Libertarian. The former governor of Rhode Island on Sunday registered the "Lincoln Chafee For President" campaign committee with the Federal Election Commission, the AP reports. A fundraising website linked to the FEC filing states, "Lincoln Leads with TRUTH." Chafee moved to Wyoming last year and joined the Libertarian Party. He was a Republican in the US Senate and became an independent after losing his seat in 2006. Chafee was then elected Rhode Island governor in 2010 as an independent and became a Democrat in office. He did not run for reelection but mounted a short-lived run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2015. (Read more Lincoln Chafee stories.)

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