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  • Chafee the Democrat? (Already plotting switch!)

    11/06/2006 5:55:12 PM PST · by Western Civ 4ever · 48 replies · 1,543+ views
    TNR's "The Plank" blog via NRO ^ | 11/6/2006 | Greg Pollowitz
    Well, this would just make tomorrow night so, so special...from The Plank: I have a friend in Rhode Island—a Democrat torn between his affections for Lincoln Chafee and his desire to make Harry Reid majority leader. Over the weekend, my friend attended a Chafee event and cornered the senator. Now, my friend doesn't have a personal relationship with Chafee, but he put the question bluntly to him: Why should I stick with you in a race with so many national implications? Chafee pulled my friend aside, lowered his voice, and told him that he might not be a Republican for...
  • Democrat York Endorses Republican Chafee (RI Senate race)

    11/05/2006 9:16:15 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 40 replies · 783+ views ^ | November 3, 2006
    Three-time Democratic gubernatorial candidate Myrth York has endorsed Republican incumbent Senator Lincoln Chafee's bid for reelection. Declaring that she places greater value on the character of the candidate than on party, she says Chafee most closely represents her values on issues ranging from opposition to the war in Iraq to the environment to personal freedoms.
  • Republican Party's liberal senator in danger

    10/25/2006 10:28:25 AM PDT · by Anita1 · 67 replies · 1,396+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:04am ET | By Jason Szep
    Lincoln Chafee, the only Republican U.S. senator to vote against the Iraq war, often breaks ranks with his party to survive in one of the nation's most liberal states. But in two weeks Rhode Island may break ranks with Chafee, ousting one of the most moderate voices in the Republican Party and handing the Democrats one of six key seats needed to seize control of the Senate... Trailing by four to 11 points in recent polls, Chafee is stressing his unique brand of Republicanism - from championing environmental issues to fighting Bush's tax cuts, pressing for direct talks with Iran,...
  • Whitehouse leads Chafee in two new polls (Rhode Island College, Whitehouse +3)

    10/10/2006 4:07:19 PM PDT · by okstate · 43 replies · 895+ views
    Providence Journal ^ | 10 October 2006 | Steve Peoples
    The man hoping to oust incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Lincoln Chafee is leading in two new polls released today. Democratic challenger Sheldon Whitehouse has a 10-point lead in the poll conducted by the national independent pollster Rasmussen Reports. He leads Chafee 49 percent to 39 percent with 8 percent undecided and 4 percent supporting other candidates. A separate poll released by Rhode Island College's Bureau of Government Research and Services found that Whitehouse leads by 3 percentage points, 40 percent to 37 percent with 23 percent undecided. Both polls have a margin of error of 4.5 percentage points. Rasmussen surveyed...
  • Klobuchar leads by 16 in Minnesota; Chafee down 9 in Rhode Island (Rasmussen poll)

    10/08/2006 2:38:07 PM PDT · by okstate · 34 replies · 1,626+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 8 October 2006 | Scott Rasmussen
    Rhode Island Senate: Lincoln Chafee (R) 42% Sheldon Whitehouse (D) 51% Undecided 7%500 Likely Voters, poll taken Oct 6 Minnesota Senate: Amy Klobuchar (DFL) 56% Mark Kennedy (R) 40% Undecided 4%500 Likely Voters, poll taken Oct 5 Minnesota Governor: Mike Hatch (DFL) 50% Tim Pawlenty (R) 46% Undecided 4%500 Likely Voters, poll taken Oct 5
  • The most exciting Senate races this November I

    10/08/2006 2:22:25 AM PDT · by qlangley · 7 replies · 347+ views ^ | 27 September 2006 | Quentin Langley
    Democrat targets The President’s approval ratings remain low and generic polls (“which party would you be most likely to vote for?”) give an edge to the Democrats, though perhaps by less than in the summer. So the seats most likely to change hands are ones the Democrats are targeting. Montana ought to be safe for the Republicans, and with another candidate, it would be. But Conrad Burns has been linked to uber-lobbyist Jack Abramoff, now convicted of corrupting public officials. Burns has been trailing for some time, and Montana now pips Pennsylvania as the Democrats best hope of a pick...
  • Vanity: "special" endorsements to the King of the RINOs (McPain endorses Chafee)

    09/30/2006 8:44:42 AM PDT · by Alex1977 · 13 replies · 510+ views
    Senator John McCain (R - Az.) “Senator Chafee is one of the most fiscally responsible members of the U.S. Senate,” said U.S. Senator John McCain. “He wants to cut excess government spending, and he is willing to make the tough decisions to eliminate the federal deficit. Senator Chafee has been a leader on environmental issues, he’s working to raise fuel efficiency standards and make America energy independent, and he’s an honest advocate for his state. He is an important member of the Senate and we need him to keep representing the people of Rhode Island in Washington.” ------------------------------------------------ Senator Elizabeth...
  • Geneva Conventions, Habeas Corpus For Terrorists And Bumper Sticker Designs

    09/29/2006 1:29:12 AM PDT · by · 1 replies · 606+ views ^ | 9/29/6 | RedFox
    Is Ted Kennedy going to hold the entire city of Fallujah accountable for violating the Geneva Conventions when they killed four non-military American contractors, burnt and beat their bodies and hung them from a bridge? How are democrats going prosecute the masked terrorists when they beheaded Nick Berg, Paul Johnson and others? Will the democrats voting Geneva Convention and Habeas Corpus rights to terrorists stipulate that when video taping a beheading, terrorists not wear masks, clearly identify themselves and where they can be reached? How would we process Osama Bin Laden if we caught him alive? Would we treat...
  • Who's Against John Bolton

    09/21/2006 5:41:43 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 15 replies · 1,128+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 22 September 2006 | Robert Novak
    The focus temporarily is on Sen. Lincoln Chafee, a frequently unfathomable maverick Republican, as the days dwindle down for this Congress to permit John Bolton to continue as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. But Bolton's two-year struggle to get confirmed can be directly traced to a determined Democratic senator and the vengeful UN secretariat. Senate Republican Whip Mitch McConnell sat down Tuesday for a heart-to-heart talk with Chafee, pleading with him to permit Bolton's nomination to reach the Senate floor. The reason Chafee is in this pivotal position can be attributed to Sen. Christopher Dodd's fierce open opposition to...
  • Chafee Blocking Bolton Confirmation

    09/21/2006 11:33:16 AM PDT · by Wuli · 38 replies · 1,429+ views
    Center for Individual Freedom ^ | September 21, 2006 | Center for Individual Freedom
    Once again, John Bolton -- the tough-talking, no-nonsense U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations -- is facing an uphill battle for confirmation in the Senate.
  • ARG Polls - Connecticut and Rhode Island Senate (Lieberman up 2, Chafee down 5)

    09/20/2006 11:19:14 AM PDT · by okstate · 24 replies · 853+ views
    American Research Group ^ | 19 September 2006 | American Research Group
      Connecticut US Senate If the general election for US Senate were being held today between Ralph Ferrucci, of the Green party, Timothy Knibbs, of the Concerned Citizens party, Ned Lamont, the Democrat, Joe Lieberman, of the Connecticut for Lieberman party, and Alan Schlesinger, the Republican, for whom would you vote? (names rotated) 9/19/06 Lamont Lieberman Others Undecided Likely voters 45% 47% 3% 5% Republicans (26%) 15% 66% 8% 11% Democrats (39%) 62% 36% 0% 2% Unaffiliated (35%) 47% 45% 3% 5% 8/21/06 42% 44% 3% 11% Based on 600 completed telephone interviews among a random sample of likely...
  • Poll: Sen. Chafee in Tight Race With Democrat Whitehouse in Rhode Island (Chafee down one)

    09/19/2006 12:16:26 PM PDT · by okstate · 43 replies · 966+ views
    FOX News ^ | 19 September 2006 | AP
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A new Brown University poll shows Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee and Democratic challenger Sheldon Whitehouse neck-and-neck two months before an election that could help decide the balance of power in the U.S. Senate. If the election were held Tuesday, 40 percent of voters said they would select Whitehouse, compared to 39 percent for Chafee. That lead is negligible because the poll, conducted between Sept. 16-18, questioned 578 likely voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
  • Rasmussen Rhode Island Senate Poll: Chafee down 8 points

    09/17/2006 9:19:48 PM PDT · by okstate · 55 replies · 1,283+ views
    Dave Leip's Atlas of Presidential Elections ^ | 17 September 2006 | Rasmussen
    Original source for Leip's Atlas was Kos, so take that with a grain of salt. Here's what they say Rasmussen's new premium poll from Rhode Island says: Whitehouse (D) 51% Chafee (R) 43% +/- 4.5 MOE, 500 likely voters
  • Breaking: Rino Chafee on the brink?

    09/12/2006 5:25:08 PM PDT · by cutepanda · 12 replies · 514+ views
    Is Chafee on the brink? Steve Laffey's campaign aides will be stunned if they lose. Campaign sources say they hit all their target numbers in every targeted precinct etc, assuming a turnout of 50 to 55k voters. These are just targeting predictors, not vote counts, so anything can happen, but everything has gone as planned for their turnout operation. The Secretary of State reports that precincts across the state ran out of the more than 20K Unaffiliation forms they distributed. That suggests a least three possibilities: 1. Independents and Democrats voted for Chafee and then re-established their independent credentials 2....
  • Sumatran Rhinos Are Living Fossils

    09/13/2006 10:29:03 PM PDT · by restornu · 11 replies · 846+ views
    Cryptomundo ^ | Sept 12, 2006 | Darren Naish
    Zoologist Darren Naish has written a thoughtful essay on “Are Sumatran Rhinos Really Living Fossil?” His blog is in response to my comments on the “living fossil” issue, discussed here. I disagree with Naish’s restrictive parameters, of course, as I see this more an issue of educational semantics influenced by zoology, not ruled by it. Darren Naish’s approach is worthy of your attention and he has every right to his very informed point of view. Needless to say, in this case, I was employing the “living fossil” definition that this rhino species is “a living species/clade with many ‘primitive’ characteristics...
  • The Fix: Rhode Island: National GOP Helps Secure Chafee Win

    09/13/2006 4:47:47 AM PDT · by steve-b · 50 replies · 1,006+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/13/06 | Chris Cillizza
    Rhode Island Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R) beat back a strong primary challenge from Cranston Mayor Steve Laffey (R) tonight, a victory for which national Republicans deserve considerable credit. The Republican National Committee, White House and National Republican Senatorial Committee coordinated on a vast voter identification effort on Chafee's behalf that, combined with sophisticated microtargeting and a big get-out-the-vote operation, won the day for the senator....
  • Moderate GOP candidate wins in R.I.

    09/13/2006 2:43:58 AM PDT · by Alex1977 · 31 replies · 1,181+ views
    yahoo-AP ^ | Sept, 13 2006 | ROBERT TANNER
    In the latest test of the country's politics of polarization, the middle ground held on. Rhode Island Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee said his victory Tuesday against a conservative challenger sent a message across the nation that moderate Republicans remained "alive and kicking" after beating back a challenger that ran to his political right. "Partisan politics must not prevail," he said. His primary win over Cranston Mayor Steve Laffey was notable in a year that saw moderates from each party lose primaries to hard-line candidates. Chafee thanked Democratic-leaning independents for supporting him, while he also got backing from the Bush administration...
  • RI's Chafee Leads, As 9 States, DC Vote

    09/12/2006 7:00:07 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 32 replies · 1,764+ views
    AP ^ | Sep 12, 9:53 PM (ET | ROBERT TANNER
    Moderate Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, his political career at risk from a more conservative challenger, led in early returns Tuesday in a contest that could be crucial in the larger fight for control of Congress. With 3 percent of precincts reporting, Chafee had 2,735 votes, or 55 percent, to Cranston Mayor Steve Laffey's 2,241 votes, or 45 percent. The last big day of primaries before the November elections also brought intriguing Democratic contests for Senate in Maryland and a House seat in Minnesota. In all, nine states and the District of Columbia voted, with the other states...
  • R.I. Senate race highlights GOP primary (Chafee vs. Laffey)

    09/12/2006 9:22:25 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 847+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/12/06 | Robert Tanner - ap
    Rhode Island's independent-minded Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee (news, bio, voting record) confronted stiff opposition Tuesday in his bid for a second term, the latest race with a moderate targeted by his own party's hard-line critics. Nine states and Washington, D.C., were holding primary elections Tuesday, but Chafee's race has drawn the most attention as another test of the depth of anti-incumbent sentiment and the erosion of the political middle ground. Chafee has a remarkable amount of support from national Republicans, especially for a senator who has often been at odds with the party, bucking the administration on tax cuts, civil...
  • Republican "Club" takes aim at moderate Chafee (raises more than $700K for conservative challenger)

    09/11/2006 2:54:19 PM PDT · by dead · 14 replies · 554+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/11/06 | John Whitesides, Political Correspondent
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The conservative Club for Growth, which has angered some Republicans for years with a series of well-funded challenges of party moderates, is taking aim at its biggest target yet -- Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island. The group, which advocates tax cuts, free trade and limited government, has raised more than $700,000 for Chafee's conservative challenger and helped put the moderate senator at risk in Tuesday's Republican primary in Rhode Island. The maverick Chafee has frequently opposed the policies of President George W. Bush, but the White House and Republican Party establishment have rallied to his...