Gov. Lincoln Chafee, I-R.I., a former Republican, announced his support this week for the re-election of Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I. "Congressman Cicilline is hardworking and honest and has a proven track record of supporting the social policies and programs that I voted for as a U.S. Senator," Chaffee said in a statement. He also warned that his former party has become focused on social issues, and should not be allowed to cement its power in Congress. Cicilline is one of four openly gay members of Congress.

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