Big name, small bank account for Rhode Island independent Gubernatorial Lincoln Chafee. While Chafee has not officially announced his run, he is likely running unless something strange happens.
Steve Peoples on ProJo.com writes that former Republican Senator turned independent Lincoln Chafee has only “$180,000 in his account, which includes a personal loan of $60,000.” That is compared with two democratic candidates that have significantly more money.
Pollster Victor Profughi told Peoples it is too early to name a frontrunner, “Lincoln Chafee has muddied the waters considerably. But at this point, his fundraising has been excruciatingly slow. He hasn’t taken off the way I thought and other people thought he might.”
But Chafee may not be the only major independent candidate. The article says, “Moderate Party Chairwoman Christine Hunsinger confirmed last week that her organization was courting a ‘prominent former public official’” for her party.