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May 30, 2013


Chafee Switch is a New England Trend

The Boston Globe notes Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee's (R-RI) party switch is part of a regional trend.

"The frequency of incumbents leaving their longtime parties - often accompanied by the pat explanation that their parties have, in fact, left them - reflects the region's decades-long leftward trend and the collapse of the Republican Party as an electoral force in what was once fertile territory."

The Week: Why Chafee is becoming a Democrat.














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