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Sources: Lincoln Chafee to switch parties
Politico ^ | 5/29/13 12:25 PM EDT | By ALEXANDER BURNS

Posted on 05/29/2013 9:43:42 AM PDT by Red Badger

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has notified senior Democratic Party officials that he intends to switch his party registration and join the Democratic Party, multiple sources familiar with Chafee’s decision told POLITICO.

Chafee, a former GOP senator elected as an independent in 2010, has struggled with low approval ratings and faces a difficult reelection fight in 2014.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: 113th; chafee; enoughalready; lincolnchafee; rhodeisland; ri2014; seeya
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1 posted on 05/29/2013 9:43:42 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

This is a surprise. Not.


2 posted on 05/29/2013 9:44:36 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: Red Badger

May the turncoat be defeated..... then again its Liberal RI.


3 posted on 05/29/2013 9:45:12 AM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: Red Badger

Recall?


4 posted on 05/29/2013 9:45:26 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Red Badger

This is a mere formality; he switched long ago.


5 posted on 05/29/2013 9:45:46 AM PDT by South40
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To: Red Badger

Good luck, sucker. What took you so long? Another political opportunist looking to save his hide.


6 posted on 05/29/2013 9:46:14 AM PDT by Obadiah (What is twisted cannot be straightened...)
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To: Red Badger

Now that he’s a democrat, will he run as a conservative?

(sarc)


7 posted on 05/29/2013 9:46:36 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: Red Badger

The grinch who stole Christmas. He should be run out of town.


8 posted on 05/29/2013 9:46:54 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Red Badger

I can think of a few more “republicans” he should take with him.


9 posted on 05/29/2013 9:46:55 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Red Badger
This should not be allowed while they are actively serving because hundreds of thousands of voters were betrayed. This is not only cowardly; it should be illegal Imo. Just resign for crying out loud.
10 posted on 05/29/2013 9:48:04 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Red Badger

He should simply retire in disgrace if there was an honest bone left in his body. Something about frauds, they will do anything to win.


11 posted on 05/29/2013 9:48:27 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Red Badger

A man of principle...


12 posted on 05/29/2013 9:48:38 AM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: Red Badger
WOW! I'll bet that the party leaders (the GOPe) are absolutely devastated.
13 posted on 05/29/2013 9:49:22 AM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: Red Badger

He did that years ago.


14 posted on 05/29/2013 9:49:30 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: tgusa
Problem: Low approval ratings as a crypto-Communist?
Solution: Declare yourself a bonafide Communist.
15 posted on 05/29/2013 9:49:58 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: DPMD

LOL! Not sarc - it’s been done!


16 posted on 05/29/2013 9:49:59 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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Freepers, Getting closer to
the GREEN.



Let's Git-R-Done!

17 posted on 05/29/2013 9:50:00 AM PDT by RedMDer (You are Free Republic. There are no outside influences. Just us, all of us. Please donate today!)
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To: Red Badger

I thought he did that already. Isn’t this a bit like saying, “Scientists say that the Sun will rise in the East tomorrow.”


18 posted on 05/29/2013 9:51:56 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Red Badger

The average IQ of both parties just went up


19 posted on 05/29/2013 9:52:56 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Christie at the beach
This should not be allowed while they are actively serving because hundreds of thousands of voters were betrayed.

Only those who blindly vote the party line are really "betrayed".
20 posted on 05/29/2013 9:53:24 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Red Badger

Good riddance. He has always been a RINO.


21 posted on 05/29/2013 9:53:49 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Christie at the beach
Sorry , but I have to disagree. Regardless of party switched to or from, it just does not make a gnat's ass difference. They will continue to operate as they HAVE operated in the past. A liberal will RULE as a liberal. A conservative will GOVERN as a conservative.
22 posted on 05/29/2013 9:54:32 AM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: cripplecreek

Take “N.J. Phat-Azz” and Kirk with ya.


23 posted on 05/29/2013 9:55:07 AM PDT by Lockbar (The guy that fires the last bullet gets to write the history books,)
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To: Sopater

Yes, I can give you that.

Too many vote for the party’s choice; only.


24 posted on 05/29/2013 9:55:12 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: DPMD

He’ll probably get taken down in a primary by Democrats who feel he’s not authentically liberal enough.


25 posted on 05/29/2013 9:55:26 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Red Badger

I don’t see Claude Raines, Captain Obvious, or Jim Nabors. I guess you folks couldn’t decide which one to post.


26 posted on 05/29/2013 9:55:39 AM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Red Badger

He’s a real wimp. When folks found out the Christmas tree was changed to Holiday tree it didn’t go over well. So he had a secret lighting ceremony..LOL When O’Reilly was beating him up over this he whined...”you’re mean on this station”


27 posted on 05/29/2013 9:55:41 AM PDT by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Red Badger
"Chafee, a former GOP senator elected as an independent in 2010, has struggled with low approval ratings and faces a difficult reelection fight in 2014."

Thus, it appears this turn is solely to obtain campaign funds and party support.

28 posted on 05/29/2013 10:00:34 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Red Badger

New England Republicans would be considered Democrats in any other part of the country.


29 posted on 05/29/2013 10:00:53 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: Red Badger

Bye bye to Chafee...the Rats will throw him to the curb.


30 posted on 05/29/2013 10:01:35 AM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (It is going to be Foot to Ass combat on election day....my foot and a Rat's ass.)
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To: Tupelo

That could be mostly true as what we see with these politicians today.... though, when they campaign for and to those potential and committed voters of a specific party- running on that (R) ticket in his case; something should be done about this. Calling him out as a coward and a liar seems very appropriate. Why continue to not hold any of these politicians accountable if they make their own rules. You can’t have it both ways. I don’t like it when any of them do this (on both sides-just step down) He deserves much questioning for lying to his constituents. Imo. Step down, do the right thing.


31 posted on 05/29/2013 10:04:24 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Red Badger

Now the Dems need to Spector him and defeat him in the Primary.

Anyone want to bet this weasel would then attempt to run for reelection as an independent?


32 posted on 05/29/2013 10:04:37 AM PDT by commish (The takers rule. Time to implement the triple G plan - GOD, GUNS, & GOLD)
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To: jimfree
I don’t see Claude Raines, Captain Obvious, or Jim Nabors. I guess you folks couldn’t decide which one to post.

We were waiting on you to post the first one.

33 posted on 05/29/2013 10:06:05 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Red Badger

He is what he is but he isn’t what he says he is because he isnt what he is supposed to be just for the sake of current IS. Got it? me neither!


34 posted on 05/29/2013 10:06:14 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Red Badger

Honestly, I thought he switched a long time ago. I came to read the article to see if was switching back to Republican.

But it doesn’t matter. The comments are more interesting.


35 posted on 05/29/2013 10:09:45 AM PDT by kidd
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To: Red Badger

What a shocker!! LOL!


36 posted on 05/29/2013 10:10:25 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Red Badger

Chris Christie is taking notes...


37 posted on 05/29/2013 10:12:40 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Red Badger

Why am I not surprised. The GOP-E is infested with lots of backstabbing cretins like Crist and Chafee.


38 posted on 05/29/2013 10:13:04 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Christie at the beach
Too many vote for the party’s choice; only.

True. Honestly, I feel "betrayed" when my only choices on the ballot are a liberal Dem or a liberal Rep and the party faithful are screaming "you have to vote for the RINO or the Dem will get elected!!!"

I prefer to write in "Satan" as it seems like a better choice.
39 posted on 05/29/2013 10:21:27 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Red Badger; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Clintonfatigued

I also tried that to save my butt, pal. Turns out our fellow liberals just nominate the guy who's officially been a RAT for years. Sucks, doesn't it?
40 posted on 05/29/2013 10:21:43 AM PDT by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: Red Badger

Let’s just throw Rhode Island out of the union. Down here in Texas we have subdivisions bigger than that midget state.


41 posted on 05/29/2013 10:22:58 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: Buckeye McFrog

His father’s trademark in the U.S. Senate was annually introducing a bill to repeal the Second Amendment.

When criticized, the elder Chafee would angrily wave his WWII medals & tell his critics to shut up.

Good riddance to both of them.


42 posted on 05/29/2013 10:27:42 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Red Badger

lol...I honestly thought the a-hole was a Democrat.


43 posted on 05/29/2013 10:28:57 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: Sopater

My hubby did a write in for the president.

He’s always voted straight republican. When they lost him, that said something here at our home.


44 posted on 05/29/2013 10:29:33 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Red Badger
Dopplegangers (but Doocy is much brighter)


45 posted on 05/29/2013 10:30:07 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Red Badger

Call him whatever you want — Republican, Independent, Democrat — but if you put lipstick on a pig, its still a pig. Chaffee’s policies and positions are what is at issue, not his political affiliation.


46 posted on 05/29/2013 10:32:38 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Red Badger

“Chafee, a former GOP senator elected as an independent in 2010, has struggled with low approval ratings and faces a difficult reelection fight in 2014”

Did someone change Senators terms to four years when I wasn’t looking?


47 posted on 05/29/2013 10:35:03 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Red Badger

He had to pick one party.


48 posted on 05/29/2013 10:36:54 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Vigilanteman

He probably knew he would lose in the Republican primary


49 posted on 05/29/2013 10:37:20 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: listenhillary

He’s the governor


50 posted on 05/29/2013 10:38:09 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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