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Chafee Faces Delicate Balance on Bolton Vote

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Sen. Lincoln Chafee

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Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-RI) is crucial to the Senate Foreign Relations committee's vote, scheduled for Tuesday, on John Bolton's nomination to be ambassador to the United Nations. The liberal Republican from Rhode Island faces a tough re-election bid next year, and voting against Bolton — and his party — could prove politically risky.

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