Chafee to Speak in Prime-Time at Democratic National Convention
Friday, August 31, 2012
Governor Lincoln Chafee will travel to Charlotte, North Carolina next week to address the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC), the Governor’s office has announced.
“I am honored to be attending the 2012 Democratic National Convention,” Chafee said. “President Obama has been a friend to Rhode Island, his policies have brought valuable benefits to the people of our state during historically difficult times, and I am proud to explain to the convention audience why I – a former Republican – and lots of people like me are supporting the President’s re-election.”
Earlier this year, Chafee signed on to be co-chairman of the President Obama’s re-election, six years after representing the Republican Party in the U.S. Senate. Chafee would go on to lose his re-election bid to Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse.
Chafee’s speech at the DNC will only heighten speculation that he may join the Democratic Party in time to run for re-election in 2014. General Treasurer Gina Raimondo and Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, the two most popular politicians in the state, are also considered prime candidates to represent the Party in the 2014 Governor’s race.
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