Articles Tagged 'Lincoln Chafee'
Rhode Island Bottleneck Could Tighten by 2022
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
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
Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee says he didnâ€™t just switch parties to earn brownie points among Democrats â€” he did so because of the changing dynamics of the Republican party.
â€œThe Southernersâ€¦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
ByÂ 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
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.Â 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, tooBy KATHERINE GREGg and RICHARD C. DUJARDIN, Providence Journal
PROVIDENCE â€” No one is likely to confuse new Governor Chafee with his Republican predecessor, Donald L. Carcieri, and now hereâ€™s another way to tell them apart:
Chafee doesnâ€™t plan to spend his own time on talk radio, and he intends to ban state employees from spending their state work… READ MORE
REPUBLICANS ‘GOTTA SIT IN THE BACK’
By DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent
WOONSOCKET, R.I. â€“Â PresidentÂ BarackÂ 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
The Rhode Island governorâ€™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 Caprioâ€™s 30%, unchanged from last month. Republican nominee John Robitaille picks up 22% of the vote, and Moderate Party… READ MORE