Lincoln Chafee
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"Lincoln Davenport Chafee" is an politics of the United States/American politician who served as the List of Governors of Rhode Island/74th Governor of Rhode Island from January 2011 to January 2015. Prior to his election as governor, Chafee served in the United States Senate as a Republican Party (United States)/Republican from 1999 until 2007. That same year, he left the Republican Party and became an Independent (politician)/independent. He was the first independent to serve as Governor of Rhode Island since John Collins (Continental Congress)/John Collins, who served 1786–1790. On May 29, 2013, he announced he was switching his registration to the Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic Party. On September 4, 2013, facing low approval ratings, Chafee announced that he would not seek re-election to a second term as Governor.

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