Chafee Is Wild Card In…

Chafee Is Wild Card In Battle For Senate Control.

Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-RI) “refused to rule out switching parties if Republicans retake the majority and GOP leaders abandon moderate principles in favor of a staunchly conservative legislative agenda,” Roll Call reports. Robert Novak says Chafee “is the Senate’s political wild card. How far he is from today’s Republican mainstream is emphasized less by his dissent on Iraq than on the Homeland Security bill. That raises the specter of Chafee’s defection, maintaining Democratic control of the Senate even  if the GOP defies historical precedent by gaining seats in the mid-term election.”  [Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire]

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