Lincoln Chafee announces his run for the Presidency.
On April 9, 2015, Chafee announced that he had formed an exploratory committee in preparation for a potential candidacy for President of the United States as a Democrat in 2016. He formally declared candidacy on June 3, 2015 with the campaign focused on ten stated issues with “Prosperity Through Peace” being his slogan.
Lincoln Chafee announces
Following a widely panned debate performance, poor polling numbers, and paltry fundraising, Chafee announced on October 23, 2015 that he would be ending his campaign.
While serving in the U.S. Senate, Chafee was characterized as a “moderate Republican.” Later, as governor of Rhode Island, he pursued a centrist agenda that alienated special interests on both the left and right, “from unions to the state’s Roman Catholic bishop.” He has called for moderation and deescalation in U.S. foreign policy, combined with pragmatic fiscal conservatism, and liberal social policies.