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RI Gov. Lincoln Chafee Won't Run for 2nd Term
ABC ^ | September 4, 2013 | MICHELLE R. SMITH

Posted on 09/04/2013 12:14:48 PM PDT by South40

Gov. Lincoln Chafee said Wednesday he is not running for a second term, bowing out of what was expected to be a fierce primary in his new Democratic Party.

The governor, who became a Democrat in May, has struggled with poor approval ratings and is a reluctant fundraiser. He said he would not run next year because he wants to govern and thinks campaigning is "hugely time-consuming."

Chafee said it would be hard to excel at both jobs — being governor and running for governor — because "the challenges are so great here in Rhode Island."

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1 posted on 09/04/2013 12:14:48 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40
He said he would not run next year because he wants to govern and thinks campaigning is "hugely time-consuming."

The arrogance displayed in that comment is astounding. This is good news for the people of Rhode Island who were stupid enough to elect this loser in the first place.

2 posted on 09/04/2013 12:22:21 PM PDT by JohnG45
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To: South40

Great news. One less incompetent in Congress.


3 posted on 09/04/2013 12:22:59 PM PDT by mulligan
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To: South40

Don’t let the door hit you on the a__ on the way out, Linc. Good riddance to bad rubbish.


4 posted on 09/04/2013 12:30:08 PM 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: South40
Chafee said it would be hard to excel at both jobs — being governor and running for governor — because "the challenges are so great here in Rhode Island."

Looser talk for I ain't got no chance...atall!!!

5 posted on 09/04/2013 12:37:43 PM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: South40; John Semmens
Chafee said it would be hard to excel at both jobs — being governor and running for governor — because "the challenges are so great here in Rhode Island."

Did you write that, Semmens? lol

6 posted on 09/04/2013 12:41:26 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: mulligan

Governor, not Congress.


7 posted on 09/04/2013 12:44:31 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

I guess the switch did not live up to what he thought it would be...once his 10 minutes of fame were used up, the dems have no use for him.


8 posted on 09/04/2013 12:45:45 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Impy; AuH2ORepublican; campaignPete R-CT; GOPsterinMA; Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy

Chafee not bothering to run for a 2nd term, obviously saw the writing on the wall.


9 posted on 09/04/2013 12:45:55 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Thanks.


10 posted on 09/04/2013 12:46:20 PM PDT by mulligan
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To: South40
"The governor, who became a Democrat in May, has struggled with poor approval ratings ..."

Why should the people of RI settle for liberal Democrat Lite when they can vote for the real hard core Democrat Commie 100 proof.

(Everyone remember when this guy was a "Republican" in Senate? The supposedly "conservative" Republican Party has been thoroughly infiltrated and subverted by the Leftist Democrats. I've said it for years.)

11 posted on 09/04/2013 12:46:48 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Awww, I was looking forward to this commie getting the snot beat out of him again.


12 posted on 09/04/2013 12:48:44 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Liz Cheney's family supports gay marriage. Do you?)
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To: StormEye

He wasn’t liberal Democrat lite, he was hardcore Stalinist left. In the three-way race for Governor in 2010, the Democrat nominee was well to his right.


13 posted on 09/04/2013 12:49:43 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: JohnG45; South40; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; campaignPete R-CT; GOPsterinMA; ...

It’s probably bad news because there is less chance of electing a Republican without Chafee taking votes from the democrat.


14 posted on 09/04/2013 12:53:55 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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Chafee had already switched to the RATs because he realized he had no chance of winning again as an "Independent"

The best case scenario would have been this tool wasting all his campaign $$$ to win the RAT party nomination, then limping into the general election against popular Cranston Mayor Allen Fung.

The RATs will probably run the RI State Treasurer now. But at least The Missing Linc will be gone from politics again. Hopefully permanently this time.

15 posted on 09/04/2013 1:05:36 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Liz Cheney's family supports gay marriage. Do you?)
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To: South40

Guess he realizes he’ll lose.


16 posted on 09/04/2013 1:07:37 PM PDT by novemberslady (Texas For President)
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To: South40

Probably a good idea.


17 posted on 09/04/2013 1:21:57 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: South40

“The governor, who became a Democrat in May, has struggled with poor approval ratings...”

Guess the RATs didn’t like you much, either, Linc!


18 posted on 09/04/2013 1:47:39 PM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: South40

I live in RI and find this very suspicious. His last move was to join the Democratic Party a few months ago. I suspect that he’s setting up his next move. Possibly a Senate run again or some long term “reward” from the Obama administration.
His last Senate race against Steven Laffee is proof positive that the Republicans would rather loose elections than have conservatives win. It’s a very interesting story with huge effects as it tipped the balance of the Senate to the democrats and is causative of why we got Obamacare jammed down our throats.


19 posted on 09/04/2013 1:51:08 PM PDT by The Public Eye
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To: Mouton
I guess the switch did not live up to what he thought it would be...once his 10 minutes of fame were used up, the dems have no use for him.

Arlen Specter got the same treatment. The rats figure, "How could we trust anybody who would deliberately jump from the party of taxpaying, traditional American families into our corrupt bucket of moochers and scum?"

20 posted on 09/04/2013 1:51:23 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: BillyBoy; JohnG45; South40; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; campaignPete R-CT; GOPsterinMA

Oh right, I forgot he officially joined the rats.

Still bad news that he won’t be in the rat primary to create discord and possibly win their nomination.

We still have a decent chance of electing Fung.


21 posted on 09/04/2013 2:27:08 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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Hopefully, Chafee not running will mean that one or two liberal “independents” run in the general, thereby increasing Fung’s odds of winning a plurality.


22 posted on 09/04/2013 2:43:16 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; campaignPete R-CT; BillyBoy

Yeah those were of great help to Paul LePage in Maine, Eliot Cutler is running again there, he actually ran way ahead of the weak rat for 2nd place in 2010 so we can technically thank that rat for staying in. Some other indie peeled off another 5% and yet another one got 1%. LePage won by less than 2%.

He probably couldn’t beat Michaud without Cutler in there taking votes.

A lot of that in New England, going back to the proto-Chaffe, Lowell Weicker.


23 posted on 09/04/2013 3:06:01 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Impy; BillyBoy; JohnG45; South40; fieldmarshaldj; campaignPete R-CT; ...

thanks.

I’m in RI often. I haven’t followed the politics of the state house too close over the past 30 years .... I remember the day when it was typical for a conservative DEM to challenge a progressive in the primaries.

It is apparent that the progressives have succeeded in purging the party. RI is a nightmare ... soon to be Massachusetts, Junior. Very sad.

The only interesting thing is the guy in North Providence who beat the majority leader by running as an independent.

That would be smart. The conservatives should start a third party there ... Independent Party. Not The Conservative Party. The whole Independent Majority bit that worked in Massachusetts for one month in January 2010.


24 posted on 09/04/2013 3:45:24 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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