Stephanie Chafee backs husband’s decision to not run again

News Staff


The Associated Press 

The wife of Rhode Island
Gov. Lincoln Chafee (CHAY'-fee) tells The Associated Press she is proud of his
decision not to run for a second term. 

The Democratic governor
made the surprise announcement on Wednesday. 

Stephanie Chafee says the
decision took courage. 

She says she and her
husband felt it was the right moment for him to say he loves his job and wants
to spend the next 16 months making Rhode Island the best it can be, rather than
spending it in a primary. 

The governor was joined by
only a handful of staff and no family members during Wednesday's announcement. 

Stephanie Chafee tells the
AP she supports him 100 percent, and that they both typically do their own
thing. She says it never came up that she joins him.


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