Lincoln Chafee Files to Run for President

By Kayla LaRosa

Former Rhode Island governor and 2016 presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee has filed to run for president as a Libertarian.

According to online records, the “Lincoln Chafee For President” campaign committee was filed with the Federal Election Commission on Sunday.

A fundraising website linked to the FEC filing states, “Lincoln Leads with TRUTH.”

Chafee was a Republican in the U.S. Senate until losing his seat in 2006, then becoming an independent. Chafee was elected in 2010 as the governor of Rhode Island, and switched to the Democratic party while in office.

Chafee had a short bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2015. He has since moved to Wyoming to join the Libertarian Party.