Thursday, June 22, 2006

Chafee and Whitehouse Neck and Neck in R.I

Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-RI), widely considered the most liberal Republican in the Senate, has a very realistic chance of defeat this November at the hands of the Rhode Island Democratic Party, which decided that no amount of Bush appeasement could go unpunished in their state.

Rhode Island, despite being one of the most progressive states in the nation, has a history of popular Republican politicians, including the late John Chafee, Lincoln's father. Nevertheless, in a sharp rebuke to the administration's policies, Rhode Island voters currently give Chafee only a 49% approval rating, a long with a 44% disapproval rating.


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