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  • Poll: Chafee and Laffey in dead heat (Rhode Island GOP primary)

    06/02/2006 4:28:52 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 78 replies · 1,442+ views
    The Providence Journal ^ | June 1, 2006 | John Mulligan
    The conservative Club for Growth has released highlights of a poll that shows Sen. Lincoln D. Chafee in a statistical dead heat with his Republican primary challenger, Stephen P. Laffey. The Washington-based group, which has endorsed Laffey, said its survey of 300 very likely Republican primary voters showed that Chafee would get 45.7 of the vote if the election ``were held today'' and Laffey, the mayor of Cranston, would get 44.3 percent
  • Sen. Chafee's Wife Tries to Save Re-Election Campaign

    04/21/2006 12:50:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 70 replies · 2,455+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | Apr 21, 2006 | Ivy J. Sellers
    Sen. Chafee's Wife Tries to Save Re-Election Campaign by Ivy J. SellersPosted Apr 21, 2006Rhode Island Sen. Lincoln Chafee's re-election odds are looking so bleak his wife Stephanie has sent a letter asking friends registered as Democrats to switch their party affiliations to Republican or Independent in order to support him in the Republican primary. Chafee, who has continually voted with Democrats on key issues, has been the subject of attack from his first days in office as he refuses to support initiatives important to his GOP constituents.
  • Chafee Attempts to Hijack GOP

    04/21/2006 11:10:15 AM PDT · by Frank T · 14 replies · 711+ views ^ | April 21, 2006 | Steve Muscatello
    From the Steve Laffey for U.S. Senate campaign: Dear All, Please read the following--it is truly outrageous. Below you will find a letter Stephanie Chafee (Lincoln Chafee's wife) emailed to registered Democrats URGING them to disaffiliate and register as Independents or Republicans so that they can vote for Senator Chafee in the Republican primary on September 12th. Included are the attachments Mrs. Chafee sent along with her email instructing voters HOW and WHERE to disaffiliate. This is a blatant attempt by the Chafee campaign to HIJACK the Republican primary, and further proof that Senator Chafee does not represent even moderate...
  • A Republican On The Edge

    04/14/2006 2:45:29 PM PDT · by youthgonewild · 32 replies · 1,246+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 14, 2006 | Shailagh Murray
    EXETER, R.I. -- Lincoln Chafee was cleaning a horse stall on his well-manicured farm one recent early morning, describing his latest encounter with hostile home-state Republicans. The GOP senator had appeared the previous night before the Scituate Republican Town Committee to seek the endorsement of the small but influential group. In his halting, soft-spoken way, Chafee defended his opposition to the war in Iraq, domestic wiretapping and the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. as the principled positions of an old-school conservative. Chafee, 53, once could count on voters in Rhode Island to tolerate his maverick ways,...
  • Calling Jimmy Carter (to stop being a HYPOCRITE!)

    02/12/2006 7:31:55 AM PST · by FreeKeys · 24 replies · 1,174+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 2/9/2006 | The IBD Editors
    ...Does a woman who accepts America's money to build democracy deserve 16 years in prison? Only to a brutal dictator. But that doesn't excuse Congress, NOW and Jimmy Carter for having nothing to say. ...a politicized court is about to throw Venezuelan democracy campaigner Maria Corina Machado into prison for "treason." Her so-called crime: Accepting a $54,000 grant from U.S. Congress' National Endowment for Democracy. ...all she and three others did was inform citizens about their supposed rights under Chavez's own 1999 constitution. For Chavez, that was a crime.. his prosecutor handed the one-man judge and jury his demand for...
  • Pat Toomey: Laffey vs. Chafee (The first skirmish in a very important war)

    12/11/2005 9:32:26 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 35 replies · 1,041+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 12, 2005 | Pat Toomey
    Describing his 1976 challenge to incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan wrote, "It was time to scale back the size of the federal government, reduce taxes and government intrusion in our lives, balance the budget, and return to the people the freedoms usurped from them by the bureaucrats." Reagan helped define the mission of the Republican Party. By re-establishing limited government as the central principle of the GOP, he laid the groundwork for the political revolution that bears his name. Almost 30 years later, the Republican Party is at a similar defining moment. Once again, challengers to certain Republican...
  • Rush is Right:Why repeat the Specter mistake

    12/06/2005 6:55:44 AM PST · by Gipper08 · 17 replies · 913+ views ^ | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Try this headline in the Boston Globe today: "GOP Embracing its Maverick." I said, "Oh, is the GOP getting friendlier with McCain?" Then the subhead says, "Tough Race Makes Chafee an Asset." You know, this Specter experience is a mistake. Why do you keep repeating history here? "Senator Lincoln Chafee hopped out of the driver's seat of his beige Toyota Prius..." I was really hooked after that line. "Senator Lincoln Chafee hopped out of the driver's seat of his beige Toyota Prius, a car with a dent on the side and 'I am electric' blazoned across the back window,...
  • NRSC Launches Negative Ad Campaign Against GOP Senate Candidate Stephen Laffey In RI

    10/05/2005 9:53:30 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 31 replies · 2,915+ views ^ | October 4, 2005 | Ron Gunzburger
    The NRSC quickly waded into US Senator Linc Chafee's 2006 re-election race. The party organization is already running harsh TV spots in the state attacking investment banker and Cranston Mayor Steve Laffey, Chafee's conservative GOP primary opponent. The commercials try to tie Laffey to the unpopular oil industry and high gas prices, blasting Laffey for having previously run "a company selling oil industry stocks on Wall Street. Profiting from offshore oil drilling. The oil companies made a fortune. Steve Laffey made a fortune."
  • Lincoln Chafee: 'I've got a target on my back' [Squeal RINO... SQUEEEAL!]

    08/21/2005 4:54:44 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 33 replies · 1,223+ views
    The Providence Journal ^ | August 21, 2005 | BY SCOTT MacKAY and MARK ARSENAULT
    WARWICK -- On a dead-end street pinched between T.F. Green Airport and the Amtrak rail line, U.S. Sen. Lincoln Chafee squints into the sun as he looks over a field of overgrown grass and rusting trucks, the kind of fenced-off wasteland where mobsters might dump a body in a movie. Chafee has eyed this lot, where a chemical company once stood, since he was mayor of Warwick, and his father, the late U.S. Sen. John Chafee, squeezed the first drip of federal money to clean up the land and make plans for a new train station.
  • Republican group urges Laffey to challenge Chafee in primary

    05/29/2005 10:46:40 AM PDT · by nj26 · 6 replies · 453+ views
    Providence Journal ^ | 5/24/05 | DANIEL BARBARISI
    A group of Republicans statewide has organized a committee to encourage Cranston Mayor Stephen P. Laffey to challenge Sen. Lincoln D. Chafee in 2006. There are 85 names on a letter given to Laffey yesterday, including 2000 gubernatorial candidate James Bennett, Cranston state Representatives Carol Mumford and James F. Davey, East Providence Mayor Joseph Larisa and members of city and town councils, party members and business people. Former Cranston Republican City Committee Chairman Gary Vierra said that he and others -- mostly members of the Cranston GOP -- were behind the effort, which was launched two weeks ago. Vierra said...
  • Club For Growth Encourages Stephen Laffey To Challenge Lincoln Chafee In Rhode Island Primary

    05/21/2005 10:10:33 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 31 replies · 2,427+ views
    The Hill ^ | May 18, 2005 | Peter Savodnik
    former Rep. Toomey (R-Pa.) said he had spoken in recent weeks with Laffey about running against centrist Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-R.I.)
  • Singing along with Mitch, etc. (Jay Nordlinger on Hillary,Mitch McConnell,Newt Gingrich et al)

    04/27/2005 9:29:01 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 399+ views
    How often do you read a statement from a politician and think, “That speaks for me”? That seldom, huh? Anyway, I felt this way when reading an excerpt from a letter sent by Sen. Mitch McConnell to the Louisville Courier-Journal: “Why is it that whenever a Democrat speaks before a religious audience, he is ‘reaching out,’ but when a Republican does it, he is ‘divisive’? . . . I can recall many instances of Democrats visiting churches over the years, not just to speak on a policy matter but even to outright plea for votes. Either I’ve missed the angry...
  • How Did the GOP Aid and Abet the Borking of Bolton?

    04/27/2005 7:09:54 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 408+ views
    The John Bolton nomination would have already gone through if not for the actions of Republican Senators Lincoln Chafee and Chuck Hagel. The Democratic Party has conducted itself in a shameful manner with regard to its scrutiny of John Bolton. This, of course, hardly comes as a surprise given the Democrats propensity for obstructing President Bush’s judicial nominees, or conduct with respect to House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. These days the Democrats are more of a high school clique than a loyal opposition. However, in the case of John Bolton, Democrats would not have been able to take their shenanigans...
  • How to Make the Dems Pay if Bolton Goes Down - Voinovich and the Golden Rule

    04/20/2005 8:32:45 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 127 replies · 2,684+ views
    Democrats trying to sink the nomination of John Bolton as United Nations ambassador scored a big victory yesterday, when Sen. George Voinovich, an Ohio Republican who sits on the Foreign Relations Committee, declared himself unready to back the nominee. The Dems' efforts to beat Bolton on ideological grounds--that he's too pro-American and has "disdain" for the U.N.--having failed, they turned to that old standby, the politics of personal destruction. Voinovich's concern for the Golden Rule is certainly touching, but does it apply to air traffic controllers? What prompts the question is an incident that occurred in 1995, when he was...
  • Pro-life Dem Sabotaged by Pro-choicers

    04/20/2005 5:28:03 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 685+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 4/20/05 | Fr. Mike Reilly
    After announcing several months ago that he intended to challenge pro-abortion Rhode Island Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee, Rep. Jim Langevin, a pro-life Democrat, decided last month against making the run - despite the fact that he was a favorite to win. Langevin says he became pro-life after a life-altering experience. When he was sixteen years old, he was wounded by a gunshot and has been in a wheelchair ever since. He says now that the episode forced him to appreciate "how precious life is." So what prompted Langevin to abandon his Chafee challenge? Influential Democrats, upset over his pro-life stand,...
  • Sen. Kerry has ASKED us to CALL Senator Lincoln Chafee...LETS DO IT !

    04/14/2005 1:30:02 AM PDT · by davidosborne · 36 replies · 1,720+ views ^ | |
    Washington D.C. Newport Providence (202) 224-2921 (401) 845-0700 (401) 453-5294 Senator Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island is under enormous political pressure from the White House and right-wing organizations to cast the deciding vote in favor of the nomination of John Bolton to serve as the United States’ Ambassador to the United Nations. I don’t believe that, in his heart, Senator Chafee thinks we should have a U.N. ambassador who once said “if the U.N. secretary building in New York lost 10 stories, it wouldn't make a bit of difference.” Bolton’s nomination is another example of the Bush Administration’s determination...
  • Pity Rhode Island (Bolton and Lincoln Chafee)

    04/12/2005 11:50:28 AM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 769+ views
    NRO ^ | April 12, 2005 | William F. Buckley Jr.
    Bolton in Chafee’s hands. What is a sophisticated position on the United Nations? As the old saw goes, I’m glad you asked that question. I say that having served in the U.N. as a Public Member of the U.S. delegation, and written a book on the U.N. One feels the special pangs of John Bolton right now, up for ambassador to the U.N. Poor John, he was once derisory at the U.N.’s expense, using very amusing language to bounce off the bureaucratic density of the organization. His barb was to the effect that if you lopped off the top ten...
  • Kerry Ad Targets Chafee's Vote on Bolton

    04/11/2005 4:58:12 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 817+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 4/11/05 | AP
    Democrat John Kerry is targeting his Senate colleague, Republican Lincoln Chafee - in a new Internet advertising campaign. Kerry's urging Chafee to vote against the nomination of John Bolton as US ambassador to the United Nations. The unusual strike against a fellow member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee comes as the two men and the rest of the committee are questioning Bolton during a hearing today on the nomination. In the ad, Kerry says Rhode Island needs a senator who will always vote with the interest of the people of Rhode Island in mind - even when it means...
  • The Not-So-Fantastic Four (The demise of the Republican moderates)

    03/28/2005 7:44:35 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 14 replies · 831+ views
    Slate ^ | March 24, 2005 | Michael Crowley
    Fading into the background Let us pause a moment to recall that Congress busies itself with matters other than Terri Schiavo's feeding tube. Some of them, in fact, affect quite a lot of people. One vote you might have missed last week said a lot about what the next couple of years will be like on Capitol Hill. The vote involved the fundamental question of how Congress balances tax cuts against spending. During the Senate's annual budget debate, which sets guidelines for the year's spending bills, some senators pushed a measure to require that any new tax cuts be...
  • Senate Panel Deadlocks Over Pollution Bill (Clear Skies Can't Get Out of Committee)

    03/09/2005 4:43:51 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 5 replies · 678+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | March 9, 2005 | JOHN HEILPRIN
    WASHINGTON - President Bush's top environmental priority — giving power plants, factories and refineries more time to reduce their air pollution — suffered a major setback Wednesday as a Republican-controlled committee rejected it in the Senate. The Environment and Public Works Committee deadlocked on a 9-9 vote on Bush's "clear skies" bill, a name that Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., described as "akin to calling Frankenstein Tom Cruise." The tie vote came after weeks of fruitless negotiation to get a bare majority required to recommend the bill to the full Senate. The committee vote doesn't preclude GOP leaders from scheduling the...
  • Rep. James Langevin (D-RI) Moving Towards Senate Candidacy, Field For His House Seat Starts To Form

    02/23/2005 5:20:48 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 3 replies · 357+ views
    Roll Call ^ | February 22, 2005 | Nicole Duran
    Lavegin Would Face Primary With liberal Secretary Of State Matt Brown if he runs; possible Democrat candidates to succeed him include Lieutenant Governor Charles Fogarty, ex-Rep. Robert Weygand, while Republicans are coalescing around Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian.
  • Matt Brown Running Against Lincoln Chafee In Rhode Island

    02/17/2005 7:00:40 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 31 replies · 1,170+ views
    The Pawtucket Times ^ | February 4, 2005 | Jim Baron
    Brown is the first of several possible challengers to Sen. Chafee in the 2006 race to make his candidacy official.
  • Senators Satisfied With Their 'No' Vote On Iraq

    07/27/2004 3:03:58 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 1 replies · 804+ views
    The Hill | July 27, 2004 | Lauren Shepherd
    July 27, 2004 Pg. 1 Senators Satisfied With Their 'No' Vote On Iraq ‘We were all firmly convinced we’d done the right thing’ By Lauren Shepherd By 1 a.m. that Friday morning, almost every senator had left the Capitol for home. Three Democrats, though, were still on the Senate floor, waiting for the final vote count on a resolution that would allow President Bush to launch a pre-emptive strike on Saddam Hussein and Iraq. Sens. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.) — had voted against the resolution along with 18 other Democrats, one independent and one...
  • Reid Tries to switch Lincoln Chafee to Democratic Party (no Dice)

    11/17/2004 10:07:34 PM PST · by SideoutFred · 19 replies · 1,070+ views
    AP ^ | 11-17-2004 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, a moderate often at odds with GOP conservatives, disclosed Wednesday that the leader of Senate Democrats sounded him out about switching parties in the aftermath of President Bush's re-election. Chafee said he rebuffed the offer from Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada in a follow-up phone conversation the same day, adding that Reid offered "no deal or anything like that" as an incentive to cross the political aisle. "We had a brief conversation, just hello," Chafee said in an interview. He publicly flirted with leaving the GOP in the days before...
  • Chafee

    11/03/2004 11:00:48 AM PST · by Jim-FREEportPA · 61 replies · 4,747+ views | 11/3/04 |
    Chafee, Rhode Island, wrote in George H. Bush and says he might switch parties!!!
  • In the Senate, Raising a (Quiet) Republican Voice Against the Administration

    10/03/2004 8:46:10 PM PDT · by freespirited · 26 replies · 2,030+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 10/4/04 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    One day after the Supreme Court sealed the 2000 election for George W. Bush, his running mate, Dick Cheney, went to the Capitol for a private lunch with five moderate Republican senators. The agenda he laid out that day in December 2000 stunned Senator Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, sending Mr. Chafee on a painful journey of political conscience that, he said in an interview last week, has culminated with his decision not to vote for Mr. Bush in November. "I literally was close to falling off my chair," Mr. Chafee said, recounting the vice president's proposals for steep tax...
  • Lincoln Chaffee Explains Why He Might not Vote for W (Iraqis Had Better Services under Saddam!)

    09/21/2004 12:39:25 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 60 replies · 2,090+ views
    CNN - Inside Politics
    Yesterday, it was reported that Rhode Island RINO Sen. Lincoln Chaffee had announced he might not vote for Pres Bush. Unsurprisingly, there he was as Judy Woodruff's guest on Inside Politics this afternoon. He spoke of his disagreements with W over "the environment, Iraq, and women's reproductive freedoms." Just as an aside, don't you just love the preciousness of his use of the plural form, "freedoms"? As to Iraq, he said "we want to make decisions on good, honest information. Where are we in Iraq?" Even Judy was surprised. "Aren't you able to determine the status, frankly, by reading the...
  • Republican Senator Says He May Not Support Bush [Rhode Island]

    09/20/2004 9:12:02 PM PDT · by yonif · 27 replies · 2,473+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 20, 2004
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Sen. Lincoln Chafee, a Republican moderate from Rhode Island, said on Monday he might not vote for President Bush in the Nov. 2 election. Chafee stressed, however, that he has no plans to bolt his party, and that if he does not back Bush he will write in the name of another Republican. His spokesman Stephen Hourahan said afterward that if Chafee does write in a name it would be that of Bush's father, former President Bush. "I'll look at my options," Chafee said in a brief interview on Capitol Hill after discussing his indecision about...
  • GOP Sen. (Chafee) Won't Commit to Voting for Bush

    09/20/2004 12:48:37 PM PDT · by jamesissmall218 · 56 replies · 1,675+ views
    AP from Yahoo! News ^ | 9/20/04 | BROOKE DONALD
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee (news, bio, voting record) said Monday he plans to support his party in November but may write in a candidate instead of voting for President Bush (news - web sites). The Rhode Island lawmaker, known for moderate views that often run counter to the Bush administration, said he was going to vote for a member of his party even though he disagrees with the president on many issues. "I'm a Republican," said Chafee, who was appointed to the Senate in November 1999 to fill the seat when his father, John, died. Chafee also...
  • Sex-Drenched' Bill 'Subsidizes Promiscuity,' Pro-Life Group Says

    06/30/2004 4:11:04 AM PDT · by kattracks · 5 replies · 164+ views ^ | 6/30/04 | Melanie Hunter
    ( - A pro-life group is blasting Democrat John F. Kerry and Sens. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Lincoln Chafee (R-R.I.) for co-sponsoring a bill that the group says "subsidizes promiscuity, perpetrates immorality and promotes abortion." The $1.2 billion measure, called the "Putting Prevention First Act" (S.2336), was introduced in the Senate on Planned Parenthood's 2004 Congressional Day of Action. The Senate version has seven other sponsors. The House companion bill (H.R. 4192) has 112 sponsors. "This sex-drenched omnibus bill steamrolls several bad ideas from Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion entities into one big promiscuity-promoting nightmare," said Ed Szymkowiak, national director...
  • Rhode Island Senator Won't Firmly Support Bush in 2004

    11/18/2003 6:12:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 54 replies · 169+ views ^ | November 18, 2003
    Providence, RI ( -- Pro-abortion Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-RI) may be having second thoughts about supporting President Bush's re-election efforts. Chafee said in June that he was a loyal Republican and would support Bush for reelection. However, Chafee hinted last week at a change of heart. He has received an offer to help lead Bush's reelection campaign in Rhode Island, but hasn't responded. "I don't think I ever definitively responded" to the overture from the Bush camp, Chafee said. "It was just too early," Chafee said. "I've been pretty preoccupied." He aded that he has differences with Bush on key...
  • Fellow Republicans criticize Santorum for remarks about gays

    04/24/2003 10:05:10 AM PDT · by Brian S · 54 replies · 241+ views
    CNN ^ | 04-24-03
    <p>WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Two fellow Republican senators criticized comments by Sen. Rick Santorum about homosexuality as "unfortunate" and said they don't represent the ideals held by their party.</p> <p>"Discrimination and bigotry have no place in our society, and I believe Senator Santorum's unfortunate remarks undermine Republican principles of inclusion and opportunity," said Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, according to a statement from her office.</p>
  • Conservative Positions by Bush Could Cost Votes From Center

    01/21/2003 5:46:45 PM PST · by GeneD · 26 replies · 261+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 01/21/2003 (for issues of 01/22/2003) | Richard W. Stevenson
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 — President Bush's decision to take strong conservative positions on an array of foreign, economic and social policy issues is drawing warnings from moderates within his party that he could alienate the centrist voters he needs for his re-election. As he prepares for the second half of his term — he was sworn in two years ago today — Mr. Bush hardly lets a day go by without pleasing his supporters on the Republican right. He has maintained a hard line against Iraq even as much of the rest of the world urges him to slow down....
  • ***Tony Snow asks Tom Daschle about possibility of Lincoln Chafee becoming a Democrat***

    10/20/2002 4:37:29 PM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 96 replies · 400+ views
    FOX News Channel | October 20, 2002 | Tony Snow/FOX News Channel
    Tony Snow asks Tom Daschle about possibility of Lincoln Chafee becoming a Democrat In his show tonight, Tony Snow had Tom Daschle as his guest. At the very end, he asked Daschle two questions. Here they are and Daschle's answers: Tony Snow: What is the possibility of Lincoln Chafee becoming a Democrat? Daschle: Possible. Tony Snow: What is the possibility of Zell Miller becoming a Republican? Daschle: Impossible. So. There you have it. The DIMocRATS have long ago bought insurance in case the GOP makes headway on November 5, 2002. How Sweet ! < /sarcasm > Lincoln Chafee:Jim Jeffords,...
  • The Campaign to Control America’s Vote [PFAW alert!]

    10/20/2002 7:50:17 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 31 replies · 751+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | October 2002 | Patrick J. Reilly
      The Campaign to Control America's VoteLiberal Group Leads Fight Against Bush Judicial Nominees and School ChoiceBy Patrick J. ReillySummary: Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen is the latest victim of People for the American Way's campaign against President Bush's judicial nominees. On September 5, the Senate Judiciary Committee in a 10-9 party-line vote rejected her nomination to the Fifth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals. When the electronic voting machines introduced in last month's Florida primary elections failed to correct the voting irregularities that appeared during the state's 2000 presidential election, People for the American Way (PFAW)...