Former Rhode Island Governor Chafee joins Democratic presidential race

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Posted: Jun 03, 2015 5:45 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee formally announced his bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday, becoming the third candidate to challenge party front-runner Hillary Clinton.

Chafee, 62, a former Republican U.S. senator as well as an independent for a short time, announced his campaign in a speech at George Mason University in Virginia, just outside Washington.

(Reporting by Peter Cooney; Editing by Sandra Maler)