Hey, we’re going to have Lincoln Chafee to kick around again!

Hey, we’re going to have Lincoln Chafee to kick around again!

Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee will officially enter the presidential race on June 3, a source with knowledge of his plans told POLITICO.

He’ll make the announcement in a speech he’s scheduled to deliver next Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the George Mason Center for Politics & Foreign Relations in Arlington, Virginia. …

Chafee, who became a Democrat in 2013, has made Hillary Clinton’s support for the invasion of Iraq the chief rationale for his primary challenge to her. As a senator and member of the Republican Party in 2002, Chafee voted against authorizing the war.

In April, Chafee surprised the political world by announcing that he was exploring a presidential run.

Since then, he has been polling in the low single digits in the Democratic primary and is considered an extreme long shot. He left the Rhode Island governor’s office in January after declining to mount a reelection bid that many believed he could not have won. …

He will likely become the fourth Democrat in field, which includes the front-runner Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is all-but-assured to enter the race at an event in Baltimore on Saturday.

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