Unpopular Independent Lincoln Chafee to Become an Unpopular Democrat

Posted by on May 29, 2013 at 12:47 pm

He long ago left the Republican Party and hasn’t been missed. But the media will spin this as a huge blow to the GOP or something. So he’s officially going to become a Democrat. We know, it’s tough stifling the yawns.

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.

So now he’ll simply lose the Democratic primary rather than the general election.


2 Responses to “Unpopular Independent Lincoln Chafee to Become an Unpopular Democrat”

  1. Blue Hen on 29/29/13 at 2:41 pm

    Sadly, he’s what passes for principled. I’m sick unto death of people, particularly leftists, pretending that they are lofty and independent. He’s declaring himself for what he is. He wants democrat votes to stay alive, and he’s going for them.

    It will be kind fun watching him joining the democrat party just in time to defend hiring 16,000 more IRS thugs to screw with people who dare disagree with the dear leader. Mazeltov.