(PROVIDENCE, R.I.) -- Rhode Island voters turned away from the two major party candidates to elect Sen. Lincoln Chafee the state's first independent governor, after the Democrat lashed out at President Obama for not endorsing him.
The race swung Chafee's way after Democrat Frank Caprio said Obama could "shove it" for endorsing Chafee over him. Since then, Caprio fell to third place in a field that also included Republican John Robitaille.
Chafee pulled in 36 percent of the vote, with Robitaille drawing 34 percent.
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