BREAKING: Chafee withdraws from Democratic Presidential race

By News Staff/AP

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Former Governor Lincoln Chafee has announced he is withdrawing from the race for President.

Chafee made the announcement during a speech at the 22nd Annual National Issues Conference of the Women’s Leadership Forum.

Chafee delivered a widely panned debate performance earlier this month. He has struggled to raise money and gain traction against Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

The former U.S. senator called himself a “block of granite” when it came to issues during the debate and has highlighted his opposition to the Iraq war.

© WLNE/AP 2015