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Former R.I. Gov. Lincoln Chafee Files To Run For President As Libertarian

Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee speaks during a Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas in 2015. Chafee filed to run for president as a Libertarian in 2020. (John Locher/AP File Photo)
Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee speaks during a Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas in 2015. Chafee filed to run for president as a Libertarian in 2020. (John Locher/AP File Photo)

Former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee has filed to run for president again — this time, as a Libertarian.

Online records show that the former governor of Rhode Island on Sunday registered the "Lincoln Chafee For President" campaign committee with the Federal Election Commission.

Chafee moved to Wyoming last year and joined the Libertarian Party. He was a Republican in the U.S. Senate and became an independent after losing his seat in 2006.

He was then elected Rhode Island governor in 2010 as an independent and became a Democrat in office. He didn't run for reelection but mounted a short-lived run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2015.

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