Ex-Rhode Island Politician Changes Political Parties — Again
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has a new home and has changed his political affiliation for the fourth time.
Chafee tells The Boston Globe he has registered in Wyoming as a member of the Libertarian Party.
It continues a political odyssey for Chafee who served one term in the U.S. Senate as a moderate Republican, and was elected governor as an independent in 2010.
While still in that office, Chafee became a Democrat, and ran briefly for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.
He says registering in Teton County, Wyoming, as a Libertarian reflects his political philosophy of being "fiscally conservative and socially liberal."
Back in Rhode Island for a family event, Chafee said Tuesday he still owns property in his native state but moved to Wyoming as a "new adventure."