Lincoln Chafee files to run for president as Libertarian
Former Democratic presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee has filed to run for president as a Libertarian.
The former governor of Rhode Island on 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 U.S. 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.