FILE - In this May 29, 2012 file photo, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee speaks at the Statehouse in Providence, R.I. Chafee, an independent, is joining the Democratic Party ahead of h

 

              FILE - In this May 29, 2012 file photo, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee speaks at the Statehouse in Providence, R.I.  Chafee, an independent, is joining the Democratic Party ahead of h
FILE - In this May 29, 2012 file photo, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee speaks at the Statehouse in Providence, R.I. Chafee, an independent, is joining the Democratic Party ahead of his bid for a second term, two Democratic officials said Thursday, May 29, 2013. He served in the U.S. Senate as a Republican but left the GOP in 2007. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)