Has Lincoln Chafee Left the Republican Party?
Two independent sources that I consider to be reliable have informed me that former United States Senator Lincoln Chafee has officially disaffiliated from the Republican party, according to voter registration records available from the Rhode Island Secretary of State’s office.
That the records are available now indicates that the disaffiliation occurred several months earlier.
If this is true (and I have no reason to doubt my sources), it certainly is odd, given that the next major event where party affiliation matters will be the Presidential primary.
Let’s throw a “developing” on the end of this one…
Enterprising commenter “Brassband” has located an online record available from the Secretary of State’s office indicating that former Senator Chafee will become unaffiliated, as of October 8…
LINCOLN D CHAFEEDoes this mean we need to stop referring to the Chafee wing of the Republican party?
Date of birth: 03/26/1953
366 VICTORY HWY
EXETER, RI 02822
* Current status: Active
* Eligibility date: 03/16/2006
* Current party: Unaffiliated
* Effective date for voting as affiliated: 10/08/2007