Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Can John Chafee run as an Independent in RI?

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU
 
eccles12 Donating Member (385 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 07:16 PM
Original message
Can John Chafee run as an Independent in RI?
I heard a voter in RI saying that they loved Chafee but that anyone with a "R" beside his name was not going to be elected in RI. No matter that Chafee votes 99% of the time against Bush...no to Iraq war, no to tax cuts, no to SS etc. They love the man but this caller said it is much more important to change the balance of power in Congress especially in the Senate and that could not be done with "Rs" being re-elected to office. Made my head spin.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DemPopulist Donating Member (446 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 07:19 PM
Response to Original message
1. No
He's dead.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 07:20 PM
Response to Reply #1
3. ROFL!!! n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 07:20 PM
Response to Reply #1
4. ......
:spray:

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 07:49 PM
Response to Reply #1
6. Ashcroft lost to a dead guy
Carnahan, I believe.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 07:20 PM
Response to Original message
2. Lincoln Chaffee?
I am not familiar with the laws in RI, but I can't imagine that he would.

Although, Providence did elect Buddy after his first conviction and before his second ... so, the laws might be a bit lax after all. LOL
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 07:21 PM
Response to Original message
5. You mean Lincoln Chafee, don't you?
That was funny.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
David in Canada Donating Member (464 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 08:23 PM
Response to Original message
7. He can't
The late Senator John Chafee died in 1999.

His son and subsequent successor, Lincoln Chafee has held the seat since his appointment by then-Gov. Lincoln Almond a few days later.

Lincoln Chafee is running for re-election as an independent and faces a fierce challenge from ultra-conservative mayor of Cranston, Steve Laffey.

The filing deadline for independent candidates has long since passed in Rhode Island, therefore if he did lose the GOP primary, he could not run in the general election.

The difference with Senator Lieberman in Connecticut is that the filing deadline for independent candidates in Connecticut was the day AFTER the primary. Therefore, Lieberman collected the prerequisite singnatures for the November ballot before the primary. That pissed off enough people for him to lose to Lamont.

Just FYI! :)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Tue Nov 21st 2017, 09:12 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC