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Independent Chafee's Ad Features Clip Of Obama Praising Him (VIDEO)

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The ad then cuts to video of New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I), who has endorsed Chafee in this current race: "That's the kind of leader Linc Chafee is. His honesty and his integrity, and his willingness to stand up even when it isn't in his own political interest, to tell the truth to the public."

Caprio lashed out at Obama yesterday regarding Obama's visit to the state, due to the fact that Obama has not endorsed Caprio. This was apparently as a result of Obama's friendship with his former Senate colleague and long-time supporter Chafee. As Caprio said: "He can take his endorsement and really shove it."

The TPM Poll Average gives Chafee 35.6%, Caprio 28.7%, and Republican nominee John Robitaille 25.4%.