Sen. Lincoln Chafee

On Thursday, Senator Jim Jeffords of Vermont announced he would abandon the Republican Party and tip the balance of power in the Senate toward the Democrats. Now, both parties are targeting possible converts. Republican Lincoln Chafee finds himself among those beaconed from across the aisle. Host David Molpus speaks with Senator Chafee about his own thoughts on switching party affiliation and where the Senate will go from here.



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