Will another Democrat run against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton?
Former Rhode Island Gov. and Sen. Lincoln Chafee announced Thursday that he is considering a campaign for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president.
Chafee, 62, who had switched his party affiliation from Republican to independent to Democrat, said in a video that Obama had admirably revived the economy but that he remains “concerned” about foreign policy issues.
“As we look to the future, in this age of nuclear weapons I am alarmed about this international instability,” he said.
Chafee launched his exploratory committee by video on his website, Chafee2016.com.
Chafee told media in Rhode Island that he doesn’t believe that Clinton’s soon-to-be candidacy will inevitably lead to her nomination. But, he said, “I’m not naive about the task ahead of me.’’
Clinton leads in the polls among Democrats, but others including former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and former Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia, are considering a run.