Rhode Island Governor: Will Unions Back Chafee?
Following up on my speculation about whether independent Lincoln Chafee might turn out to be the most liberal candidate in the race for governor in ...
Following up on my speculation about whether independent Lincoln Chafee might turn out to be the most liberal candidate in the race for governor in Rhode Island, I had a conversation with political consultant Joe Fleming.
Fleming told me that Chafee, a former Republican U.S. senator, might end up with union backing -- a reflection of his appeal to progressives. The key, Fleming said, is the Democratic primary, which features State Treasurer Frank Caprio and Attorney General Patrick Lynch.
Lynch is regarded as the more liberal of the two. According to Fleming, Lynch should be able to count on union support if he is the Democratic nominee, but that labor might prefer Chafee over Caprio.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Fearing Election Day Trouble, Some Schools Cancel Classes5 hours ago
Pentagon Pauses Attempt to Get Improper Bonuses Back From California Guard Members4 hours ago
Georgia Raised Teachers' Pay, But Most Never Got a Raise as Promised4 hours ago
In Bid to Build Trust, New York City Adds Victims’ Allies in All Police Precincts4 hours ago
On Eve of Water War, Alabama Sides With Florida Against Georgia4 hours ago
Voter ID Problems Pop Up as Texans Head to Polls4 hours ago