Chafee Says He's Staying In The Presidential Race

Oct 16, 2015

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After a bruising week, former governor Lincoln Chafee has no intention of getting out of the presidential race. Chafee has attracted critical attention following a nationally televised debate on CNN.

Chafee’s spokeswoman, Debbie Rich, said he plans to continue in the presidential race and has not considered dropping out.

Following the CNN debate, Rich says Chafee is motivated to bring what she calls a more peaceful approach to foreign policy challenges.

Chafee has attracted barely any support in polls, and his fundraising lags that of other presidential candidates. During the debate, he explained his support for a 1999 financial deregulation bill by saying he was new in the Senate and that it attracted broad support.