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09/04/2013 02:17 pm ET

Lincoln Chafee Will Not Seek Reelection In 2014

AP

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (D) announced Wednesday he would not seek reelection in 2014.

Chafee made the announcement outside the state Department of Motor Vehicles at a news conference.

Chafee switched his party registration to Democrat from Independent in May in an apparent effort to help his reelection chances amid low approval ratings. Previously, he served as a Republican senator.

Two Democrats, State General Treasurer Gina Raimondo and Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, are mulling runs for governor in 2014. Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, a Republican, is also considering a run.

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