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  Chafee, Lincoln
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2010-01-01  
 
NameLincoln Chafee
Address1800 Post Road, Suite 13
Warwick, Rhode Island 02886, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born March 26, 1953
Died Still Living (61 years)
ContributorClassical Liberal
Last ModifiedSilver Dime
Jun 19, 2013 12:58pm
Tags Caucasian - Libertarian - Moderate-to-Liberal - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Death Penalty - Anti-Labor - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Environment - Pro Free Trade - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Social Security Privatization - Married - Episcopalian - Straight -
InfoSenator Lincoln Davenport Chafee was born in Providence on March 26, 1953. He attended Warwick Public Schools and Phillips Andover Academy. He earned a degree in Classics from Brown University in 1975. While there, he was captain of the wrestling team and received the Francis M. Driscoll Award for leadership, scholarship and athletics.

After Brown, Lincoln Chafee attended the Montana State University horseshoeing school in Bozeman. For the next seven years he worked as a blacksmith at harness racetracks in the United States and Canada. One of the horses he shod, Overburden, set the track record at Northlands Park in Edmonton, Alberta.

Returning to Rhode Island in 1983, Lincoln Chafee worked in manufacturing management, including a position as a planner at the General Dynamics facility at Quonset Point.

Lincoln Chafee began his political career in 1985, when he was elected a delegate to the Rhode Island Constitutional Convention. One year later, he was elected to the first of two successive terms on the Warwick City Council.

In November 1992, by a margin of 335 votes, Lincoln Chafee became the first Republican elected Mayor of the City of Warwick in 32 years. He was reelected in 1994, 1996, and 1998, where he won with 58 percent of the vote and carried every ward in the city. As mayor, Lincoln Chafee had a strong record of fiscal management, environmental protection, open space acquisition, intergovernmental cooperation, economic development, labor relations, and significant increases in funding for schools.

Lincoln Chafee was appointed by the Governor of Rhode Island to fill the unexpired term of his father, the late Senator John H. Chafee, in November 1999. On November 7, 2000, Senator Chafee was elected to a six-year term in the United States Senate. He is a member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works and serves as Chairman of the Superfund Subcommittee. He is also a member of the Committee on Foreign Relations and serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs. In addition, he is a member of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.

Lincoln Chafee enjoys skiing and trail riding on his horse Trapper. He and his wife, Stephanie, have three children, Louisa, Caleb, and Thea.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
01/28/2013-01/30/2013 Public Policy Polling (D) 33.00% ( 5.0) 59.00% ( 15.0) 8.00% ( 9.0)
09/26/2012-09/29/2012 Fleming & Associates 29.00% ( 0.0) 67.00% ( 0.0) 4.00% ( 0.0)
02/16/2011-02/22/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 38.00% ( 0.0) 44.00% ( 0.0) 17.00% ( 0.0)
09/14/2006-09/17/2006 Survey USA 49.00% ( 0.0) 45.00% ( 1.0) 5.00% ( 2.0)
06/09/2006-06/11/2006 Survey USA 49.00% ( 3.0) 44.00% ( 4.0) 7.00% ( 1.0)
05/12/2006-05/14/2006 Survey USA 52.00% ( 1.0) 40.00% ( 2.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
01/13/2006-01/15/2006 Survey USA 53.00% ( 1.0) 38.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 1.0)
12/09/2005-12/11/2005 Survey USA 54.00% ( 2.0) 38.00% ( 1.0) 7.00% ( 0.0)
10/17/2005-10/17/2005 Survey USA 56.00% ( 3.0) 37.00% ( 2.0) 7.00% ( 1.0)
09/10/2005-09/11/2005 Brown University 54.00% ( 1.0) 35.00% ( 7.0) 11.00% ( 6.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
May 29, 2013 11:25am News Sources: Lincoln Chafee to switch parties  Article Republitarian 
Aug 17, 2012 02:00pm Announcement Ex-GOP senator to attend Dem convention  Article COSDem 
May 14, 2012 03:20pm Rule Change RI governor signs order to recognize same-sex marriages performed out of state  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Oct 13, 2011 07:00pm Statement Chafee supports Occupy protests in Providence  Article Jason 
Apr 14, 2011 08:45am Statement Chafee: I’m open to running as a Democrat in 2014  Article RP 
Nov 24, 2010 02:00am General Gov.-Elect Lincoln Chafee Declines Anti-Gay Marriage NOM's Plea   Article Homegrown Democrat 
Sep 15, 2007 05:00pm News Lincoln Chafee Leaves the Republican Party  Article RBH 
Mar 05, 2007 02:10pm Speculative Will Chafee go for Mayor of Providence?  Article *crickets chirp* 
Nov 09, 2006 04:40pm News Chafee unsure of staying with GOP after losing election  Article COSDem 
Jun 19, 2005 01:15pm News [RI Sen] Chafee keeps conservatives at bay while gearing up for tough '06 race  Article ArmyDem 
May 07, 2005 08:00am News Senator Chafee sits down with the Daily Times  Article Joshua L. 
Nov 18, 2004 12:00am News Chafee: Reid Asked Him About Joining Dems.  Article Ben 
Nov 09, 2004 12:00am News Sen. Lincoln Chafee won't leave GOP  Article None Entered 
Sep 20, 2004 12:00am News GOP Sen. Won't Commit to Voting for Bush  Article ArmyDem 
Jul 27, 2004 12:00am Commentary GOP Senator Criticizes Bush for Iraq War  Article RP 

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FAMILY
Father John Hubbard Chafee 1922-1999

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  05/30/2013 RI Governor - Party Switch Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2010 RI Governor Won 36.10% (+2.53%)
  11/07/2006 RI US Senate Lost 46.44% (-7.03%)
  09/12/2006 RI US Senate - R Primary Won 54.17% (+8.35%)
  11/07/2000 RI US Senate Won 56.88% (+15.73%)
  09/12/2000 RI US Senate- R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1999 RI US Senate Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1998 Warwick, RI - Mayor Won 57.56% (+17.73%)
ENDORSEMENTS
RI - District 01 - Nov 06, 2012 D David Cicilline
State Question #1: Proposal to Rename "Rhode Island and Providence Plantations" - Nov 02, 2010 NO No
RI US President - D Primary - Mar 04, 2008 D Barack Obama
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 R John G. Roberts, Jr.
RI US President - Nov 02, 2004 R George H.W. Bush