David CicillineRep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., one of just four openly gay or lesbian members of Congress, has won the endorsement of Gov. Lincoln Chaffee, a former Republican who is now an Independent.  Cicilline is seeking reelection to a second term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Chaffee’s office issued the following statement:

“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. Returning Congressman Cicilline to Washington will help to ensure that my former political party, which has abandoned fiscal responsibility and is focused too closely on social issues, does not solidify its power.”