Democratic presidential candidate and former Sen. Lincoln Chafee (D-RI) arrives to announce his candidacy for the U.S. presidency at George Mason University June 3, 2015 in Arlington, Va.
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What people are asking about Lincoln Chafee


Lincoln Chafee became the fourth Democrat to throw his hat in the race for the party’s 2016 nomination on Wednesday, highlighting an eclectic list of priorities that included converting the U.S. to the metric system.

On the day of Chafee’s announcement, 20,000 Facebook users across the U.S. generated 27,000 interactions – a far cry from the 4.7 million people who generated 10.1 million interactions after former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced her campaign. 

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Answers to questions about Chafee’s age, net worth and education were searched for on Google as he announced his campaign. Here are the six most-Googled questions about Chafee, answered:

1. Who is Lincoln Chafee?

Lincoln Chafee has held the elected offices of mayor, U.S. senator and governor in the state of Rhode Island. His late father John H. Chafee was also a U.S. senator and governor of “The Ocean State,” as well as secretary of the U.S. Navy under former President Richard Nixon. 

2. How old is Lincoln Chafee?

Lincoln Chafee is 62 years old. He was born on March 26, 1953. 

3. What is Lincoln Chafee’s net worth?

The net worth of Chafee and his wife, Stephanie, was reportedly $60 million when he left the Senate in 2007, according to Yahoo Finance. 

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4. Is Lincoln Chafee a Democrat?

Yes, Chafee is running as a Democrat in presidential primary. Although he once served alongside President Obama in the Senate as a Republican, Chafee switched his party affiliation to Democrat in 2013, according to Politico. 

5. Where does Lincoln Chafee live?

Chafee lives in Warwick, Rhode Island, where he once served as mayor, with his wife, according to his official campaign website. He descends from one of the five founding families of the state, according to the New Republic. 

6. Where did Lincoln Chafee go to college?

Chafee attended Brown University, and he graduated from the Ivy League school with a degree in classics in 1975. “His time in college was, as he puts it, ‘experimental’he has admitted to using marijuana and cocaine ‘several times’ while there,” the New Republic’s Michael Crowley wrote in 2011.