Read all about it in the Providence Journal
Republican Sen. Lincoln D. Chafee, fueled by a furious grass-roots campaign that produced a record GOP primary voter turnout, won Senate renomination yesterday, beating back a spirited challenge from Cranston Mayor Stephen P. Laffey, the combative conservative.
I wondered whether the right wing of the national GOP would target the heretic RINO Chaffee as part of their crusade to purify the Party.
It now remains to be seen if Rhode Island's otherwise dominant Democrats have the juice to sack Linc and bring the world's oldest political party a step closer to the Grail of a Democratically Controlled United States Senate.
Providence Journal, "Chafee staves off challenger.", Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Note: Amended at 12:00 PM Wednesday September 13, 2006