Rhode Island Gov.-elect Lincoln Chafee is seen at the Blair House across from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, before President Barack Obama spoke to newly elected governors. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Photo by: Charles Dharapak

Rhode Island Gov.-elect Lincoln Chafee is seen at the Blair House across from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, before President Barack Obama spoke to newly elected governors. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)