Lincoln Chafee ends Libertarian run for president

Lincoln Chafee

THE ASSOCIATED PRESSS – Former Rhode Island governor and senator Lincoln Chafee has ended his run for president as a Libertarian.

Chafee said in a Facebook post Sunday that he looks “forward to helping other Libertarians seeking office.”

He said his campaign was changed by the coronavirus but had a successful transfer to virtual connections amid the outbreak.

Chafee moved to Wyoming last year and joined the Libertarian Party.

He was a Republican in the U.S. Senate and became an independent after losing his seat in 2006.

Chafee was elected Rhode Island governor in 2010 as an independent and became a Democrat in office.

He mounted a short-lived run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2015.

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