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Chafee Says Republicans Fear Wesley Clark the Most (posted January 18, 2004)

U.S. Senator Lincoln Chafee claims the Democratic presidential candidate most feared by Republicans is Wesley Clark, the former military general. Chafee made this statement on the WJAR-TV show "10 News Conference" with Jim Taricani and Bill Rappleye. Speaking of the general, the Senator indicated that Clark is "rising some" and "gaining more and more momentum."

Chafee also predicted that President George Bush is not a shoo-in for re-election. "It is going to be a close race," he noted. When asked whether he planned to support Bush, Chafee said "I have always voted Republican and I expect to support my candidate."

The Senator also continued his critique of Bush's conduct of the Iraq war. After being asked whether he agreed with Senator Edward Kennedy's recent criticism of Bush on Iraq, Chafee said, "I would agree with that....If we knew the whole truth, we would not have gone to war."
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