Articles Tagged 'Lincoln Chafee'

Rhode Island Bottleneck Could Tighten by 2022

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February 6, 2014
It says everything about the state of the GOP in Rhode Island that the last Republican to hold federal office there, Gov. Lincoln Chafee, became a Democrat in 2013. But there are few states that present as little opportunity for the politically ambitious of either party as Rhode Island, and the avenues could shrink soon. Republicans see a difficult path… READ MORE

RI Gov. Lincoln Chafee Won’t Run for 2nd Term

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September 5, 2013
Gov. Lincoln Chafee isn’t running for a second term, he said Wednesday in an announcement that surprised his political opponents and closest advisers alike and takes him 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… READ MORE

Lincoln Chafee: Moderates ‘taken out’ of party

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June 1, 2013
Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee says he didn’t just switch parties to earn brownie points among Democrats — he did so because of the changing dynamics of the Republican party. “The Southerners…just had a different view of where the Republican party should be and as a result the North Easteners and some of the other moderate Republicans slowly were taken… READ MORE

Rhode Island recognizes out-of-state gay marriages

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May 15, 2012
By Ros Krasny (Reuters) – Rhode Island’s governor signed an executive order on Monday declaring that the small New England state will recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, a move that will give gay and lesbian couples many of the same rights as heterosexuals.
The move by Governor Lincoln Chafee formalized a non-binding opinion from 2007 by Rhode Island’s… READ MORE

Rhode Island passes civil unions bill; gov. intends to sign

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June 30, 2011
From the Associated Press The Rhode Island Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would allow same-sex couples to enter into civil unions, a measure that Gov. Lincoln Chafee‘s office says he intends to sign into law.
State senators voted 21-16 to endorse the bill, about two hours after it was voted out of committee. The legislation, which already… READ MORE

No talk radio for Chafee, and on-duty state workers, too

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January 12, 2011
By KATHERINE GREGg and RICHARD C. DUJARDIN, Providence Journal PROVIDENCE — No one is likely to confuse new Governor Chafee with his Republican predecessor, Donald L. Carcieri, and now here’s another way to tell them apart:
Chafee doesn’t plan to spend his own time on talk radio, and he intends to ban state employees from spending their state work… READ MORE
Barack Obama campaigning in Rhode Island

REPUBLICANS ‘GOTTA SIT IN THE BACK’

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October 26, 2010
By DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent WOONSOCKET, R.I. – President Barack Obama attacked Republicans with gusto Monday as he plunged into a final week of… READ MORE

Rhode Island Governor: Chafee (I), Caprio (D) Battle for Lead

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October 9, 2010
Rasmussen Reports The Rhode Island governor’s race continues to be a close contest between Democrat Frank Caprio and Republican-turned-Independent candidate Lincoln Chafee.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Rhode Island shows Chafee with 33% support to Caprio’s 30%, unchanged from last month. Republican nominee John Robitaille picks up 22% of the vote, and Moderate Party… READ MORE
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