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Lincoln Chafee

Lincoln Davenport Chafee is an American politician. He was mayor of Warwick, Rhode Island from 1993 to 1999, a United States Senator from 1999 to 2007, and the 74th Governor of Rhode Island from 2011 to 2015. He was a member of the Democratic Party from 2013 to 2019; in June 2019, The Boston Globe reported that he had become a registered Libertarian, having previously been a Republican until 2007 and an independent and then a Democrat in the interim. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Lincoln Chafee has 100 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1988 Senate Proceeding as a Republican Senator for Rhode Island. The year with the most videos was 2006 with 21 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2012 with an average of 14,381 views per program as a Governor for Rhode Island. Most appearances with Martin J. O'Malley (4), Bernie Sanders (3), Hillary Clinton (3). Most common tags: Rhode Island, Democratic Party, Midterm Elections.

Appearances by Title:


Governor, Rhode Island
May 30, 2013 - January 6, 2015 Videos: 10 Governor, Rhode Island
January 4, 2011 - May 30, 2013 Videos: 5 U.S. Senator, R-RI November 2, 1999 - January 3, 2007 Videos: 84 Mayor, Warwick, RI
c. January 1, 1992 - c. November 1, 1999 Videos: 1

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Historical Member of Congress Record

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Former Ideology Rankings
Past Elections

Ideology data is based on DW-NOMINATE statistics developed by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal. More information can be found at Voteview .

Historic election results compiled from data found on


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    • Voting Record: NAN%
    • Votes Against Party Majority: 0

Floor Activity

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