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Chafee joins RI governor race as an independent
|Last Edited||WesternDem Jan 04, 2010 12:07pm|
|News Date||Monday, January 4, 2010 08:05:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Former Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee (CHAY'-fee) has formally joined the Rhode Island governor's race as an independent candidate. |
Chafee told supporters at a campaign kickoff Monday that he would work to limit government spending in a state facing large budget deficits.
He is proposing to study whether Rhode Island should tax items that are currently exempt from a 7 percent sales tax, such as food, clothing and over-the-counter drugs.