Lincoln Chafee Files to Run for President as Libertarian

The former governor of Rhode Island registered the “Lincoln Chafee For President” campaign committee with the Federal Election Commission.

  • Published 6 January 2020

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Former Democratic presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee has filed to run for president as a Libertarian. The former governor of Rhode Island registered the “Lincoln Chafee For President” campaign committee with the Federal Election Commission, online records showed. A fundraising website linked to the FEC filing states, “Lincoln Leads with TRUTH.” Chafee moved to Wyoming last year and joined the Libertarian Party. He was a Republican in the U.S. Senate and became an independent after losing… Read at AP News