Late last month, former Rhode Island Senator and Governor Lincoln Chafee (R/I/D) indicated he was considering challenging Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse in this year’s Democratic primary. After polls were published showing the Senator crushing Mr. Chafee, he began saying less publicly. Now, according to his announcement yesterday, the former statewide office holder says he will not run for any office this year. After the polling went public, it became obvious that Mr. Chafee would end his fledgling quest for a 2018 political comeback before it even officially began.
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