Dems' Field Narrows: Lincoln Chafee Drops Out Of 2016 Presidential Race

  • by: Alan Duke

Democratic presidential wannabe Lincoln Chafee dropped out of the 2016 race for the Democratic presidential nomination Friday, ending his longshot campaign.

"As you know, I have been campaigning on a platform of Prosperity Through Peace," the former Rhode Island governor said. "But after much thought I have decided to end my campaign for president today. I would like to take this opportunity one last time to advocate for a chance be given to peace."

Chafee failed to gain significant traction in the 2016 race for the Democratic presidential nomination, which has been dominated by Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. He hinted about the decision in a Twitter post Thursday.

Chafee made the announcement at the Democratic National Committee's Women's Forum in Washington.

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, who is rumored to be considered an independent run, and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, have also lagged in the bottom of the polls among Democrats.

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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