From Republican to Independent and now to the Democratic Party
R.I. Gov. Chafee, an independent who was a Republican, plans to become a Democrat
Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, an independent, has notified senior Democratic officials that he intends to switch his registration to the Democratic Party before an expected tough re-election fight in 2014.
The Democratic National Committee released a statement from President Barack Obama praising Chafee as “an independent thinker and leader who’s unafraid to reach across party lines to get things done.”
Obama added, “I’m thrilled to welcome Linc to the party of Jefferson and Jackson, Roosevelt and Kennedy, and I look forward to working with him in the years ahead."
I'm sure this boils down to campaign funding. The two party duopoly continues to dominates this country into submission.