FILE - In this March 31, 2011 file photo, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, left, and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, right, talk before a news conference on gay marriage at the Statehouse

 

              FILE - In this March 31, 2011 file photo, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, left, and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, right, talk before a news conference on gay marriage at the Statehouse
FILE - In this March 31, 2011 file photo, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, left, and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, right, talk before a news conference on gay marriage at the Statehouse in Providence, R.I. Shumlin, head of the Democratic Governors Association, said in an interview with The Associated Press Wednesday, March 6, 2013, he is encouraging Chafee, an independent, to become a Democrat. (AP Photo/Stew Milne, File)