Lincoln Chafee Is Running for President
He couldn’t hack it in Rhode Island, but he’s got his eye on bigger things. Chafee, who served as the smallest state’s governor from 2011 until January, has vocalized his White House aspirations since April but formally entered the race today at a Virginia event. Chafee, who chose not to run for re-election once his gubernatorial term was up, was elected to the Senate as a Republican in 1999 and served for 8 years before leaving both the Senate and the party. He’s now a Democrat, and plans to run on his staunch anti-war record.