2010 Elections: Independents Gain Favor in Governors' Races

Lincoln Chafee comes from a long line of Rhode Island governors, three in the previous four generations, all of them Republicans. Now the former Republican senator and mayor of Warwick is running for governor himself. As an independent. No independent has been elected to lead a state for more than a decade, since pro wrestler-turned-politician Jesse "The Body" Ventura became governor of Minnesota in 1999. But this year there are three credible independent contenders for governor — a...Full Story
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