No Laughter in Laffeyville
Wow. That's one of the most devastating campaign photos we've ever seen ... and we were just recently convinced Rhode Island is actually a state.
The hard-core Republican plot to bump off Sen. Lincoln Chafee in the primary has failed -- but it wasn't as close as Chafee would've liked. With 96% of precincts reporting, Chafee beats No Laffey 54%-46%. And in Rhode Island, that means 5,000 votes.
The moderates at GOP Progress tell us tonight that Move On agents were working for Laffey, in hopes that he'd win the primary and then get slaughtered in November by Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse. And wouldn't it be awesome if Sheldon Whitehouse was in the White House? Just for the name.
Liberals and ultra-cons ally to defeat a moderate [GOP Progress]
Laffey concedes to Chafee [ProJo Primary Blog]