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Chafee May Run for Re-Election as a Democrat





Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I) told [link]the AP,http://www2.turnto10.com/news/2012/dec/ ... r-1277118/[/link] that he's considering joining the Democratic Party to help his chances of winning a second term.





Chafee said that "he shares many views with Democrats and that joining a major party might make it easier to raise money for the 2014 campaign. He said there's no timetable for his decision but he is actively raising money to run for re-election, which he said is a 'good indication' of his plans."
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Raimondo Favored for Rhode Island Governor





A new Public Policy Polling survey in Rhode Island finds Gina Raimondo (D) is the early favorite to win the 2014 governor's race.





The poll shows Raimondo would win anywhere from 32% to 46% of the vote depending on which hypothetical opponents she faces. She is the only candidate to crack 40% support in any of 10 ballot tests.





Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I) "faces an unsurprisingly uphill battle to win a second term, with more than half of voters saying they don't want him to run again. His strongest shot at re-election comes if he runs as a Democrat: running under the party banner, Chafee starts out trailing Republicans Doherty and Fung by just four points."
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Lincoln Chafee to Switch Parties, Become Democrat.





Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has notified senior Democratic Party officials that he intends to switch his party registration and join the Democratic Party, multiple sources familiar with Chafee’s decision told POLITICO.





Chafee, a former GOP senator elected as an independent in 2010, has struggled with low approval ratings and faces a difficult reelection fight in 2014.





But the ex-Republican campaigned for President Barack Obama in both 2008 and 2012 and earned praise from Obama during his third-party bid for governor in 2010.





He ultimately won a three-way race with 36 percent of the vote.





Chafee “absolutely intends to switch his party registration” ahead of 2014, one national Democrat said.
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Rhode Island Gov. Chafee won't seek new term in 2014





Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, a longtime friend of President Obama and recent Democratic convert, said Wednesday he will not seek re-election next year as expected.





Chafee's surprise announcement opens up a battle in 2014 for the governorship and puts an end to what would have been a fiercely competitive Democratic primary next year.





State Treasurer Gina Raimondo and Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, both popular Democrats, have expressed an interest in the governor's race.





Chafee, then a Republican, lost his U.S. Senate re-election bid in 2006 and became an independent a year later. He won a four-way race for governor in 2010 and heartily endorsed Obama at the Democratic convention last year.
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Clay Pell to run for governor, sparking three-way primaryClay Pell, the 32-year-old grandson of a six-term U.S. senator - and husband of former Olympic figure-skater Michelle Kwan - is running for governor of Rhode Island.Pell set the stage for Tuesday's "special announcement'' at the Rhode Island Convention Center with a media advisory that carried the logo: "Clay Pell for Governor.'' Monday night he went the next step with the release of a campaign video. (link [/break1]claypell.com/splash]http://www.claypell.com/splash ) ..."That's why, as candidate for governor, I will not accept contributions from PACS or state lobbyists.''A newcomer to Rhode Island politics, Pell faces two of the rising stars in the state Democratic Party in the September 2014 primary: Gen. Treas. Gina Raimondo, 42, and Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, 43.Both have political resumes and million-dollar campaign funds. At last report, Raimondo had $2.3 million; Taveras had "more than $1 million.''It remains unclear how much Pell has raised - or personally donated - since creating his "exploratory committee'' in November.[/break1]providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20140127-clay-pell-to-run-for-governor-sparking-three-way-primary.ece]http://www.providencejournal.com/breaki ... rimary.ece
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