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The former Rhode Island governor is expected to drop out of the race today. I guess even appearing on that annoying conservative agitator's right wing carnival couldn't move the needle.
Lincoln Chafee just announced will drop out at the Democratic Women's Forum.
"We have a winning message of building a strong middle class, investing in education and infrastructure, extending health coverage to more and more Americans, granting a path to citizenship to those who have lived in the shadows for too long, accepting the science of climate change and having the leadership to cut back on our fossil fuel consumption with sound policy, We defend our civil liberties and women’s reproductive freedoms, respect the rights of our LGBT friends, understand that black lives matter and that we need to do more for Native Americans. And you can be sure that Democrats will make good appointments to the Supreme Court, something this country needs and deserves," said Chafee.
"As you know I have been campaigning on a platform of Prosperity Through Peace. But after much thought I have decided to end my campaign for president today," he added.
The junk food media picked up on a social media response. The "hints" were dropped as soon as he posted.
I look forward to speaking at DNC Women's Forum tomorrow morning. I'll address my future in the campaign there. #chafee2016— Lincoln Chafee (@LincolnChafee) October 23, 2015
The one term governor was struggling with raising campaign funds and name recognition. He couldn't muster enough support from his own state.
Chafee was a former Republican senator who was defeated in 2006 by Sheldon Whitehouse. He became one of the many Republicans who endorsed Barack Obama for president.
Chafee left the Republican Party in 2009. He ran as an independent in 2010 to become Rhode Island's governor. During his term he was a reckless governor. His state went into 9.3% in unemployment under his watch. He also got a lot of ethics problems.
Nonetheless he thought he could motivate the independents and Democrats who weren't satisfied with Hillary Clinton.
Nope, the independent senator from Vermont stole his thunder.
Now it's only four candidates in this race. Martin O'Malley and Larry Lessig are the only lower tiers left in this race. They haven't conceded out the race.
Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) are the front runners in this race.
Vice President Joe Biden announced this week he wasn't going to run for president. It gave Clinton a clear path to beating Sanders. Clinton saw a bump. Her Benghazi testimony may have inspired Democrats who sat on the fence.
In the race for the Democratic Nomination as of today.
In the race for the Republican Nomination as of today.
Here's the greatest hits or misses of Lincoln Chafee.