Former Rhode Island governor and U.S. Senator Lincoln Chafee has dropped out of the race for the Democratic nomination for president. Politico and other news organizations report he is making the official announcement in a Washington speech this morning.
Chafee has been at or near the bottom of the polls nationally as well as in Iowa. A Quinnipiac University poll released this morning shows him with support from less than one-percent of likely Iowa caucus participants.