Lincoln Chafee files to run for President as Libertarian

AP – Former United States (US) Democratic presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee has filed to run for President as a Libertarian.

The former governor of Rhode Island last Sunday registered the “Lincoln Chafee For President” campaign committee with the Federal Election Commission, online records showed.

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

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

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

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

He did not run for reelection but mounted a short-lived run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2015.

File photo of former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee. PHOTO: AP