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Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee gained a new set of supporters in the United States Metric Association after he endorsed the metric measuring system when he announced Wednesday he was entering the 2016 race for the presidential nomination. (Associated Press)

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Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, announces his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination during a speech at George Mason University in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Chafee entered the race Wednesday, casting himself as an anti-war candidate who opposed the invasion of Iraq back when Hillary Rodham Clinton supported it. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2014 file photo then-Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee responds to questions during an interview with The Associated Press, in his office at the Statehouse, in Providence, R.I. Chafee says he has formed an exploratory committee to consider a Democratic presidential campaign, saying in a video that voters want to "assess the character and experience of those offering ideas." (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

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In this Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, file photo, then-Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee responds to questions during an interview with The Associated Press, in his office at the Statehouse, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee waves at the conclusion of his State of the State address in the House chambers of the Statehouse, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 in Providence. The annual speech traditionally sets out a governor's priorities for the year. It is Chafee's fourth and final such address. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, center, waves before delivering his State of the State address as Speaker of the House Gordon Fox, left, and Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed, right, applaud and look on in the House chambers of the Statehouse, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 in Providence, R.I. The annual speech traditionally sets out a governor's priorities for the year. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee delivers his State of the State address in the House chambers of the Statehouse, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 in Providence. The annual speech traditionally sets out a governor's priorities for the year. It is Chafee's fourth and final such address. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee waves at the conclusion of his State of the State address in the House chambers of the Statehouse, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 in Providence. The annual speech traditionally sets out a governor's priorities for the year. It is Chafee's fourth and final such address. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, center, greets people on the floor of the House Chamber before delivering his State of the State address at the Statehouse, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 in Providence. The annual speech traditionally sets out a governor's priorities for the year. It is Chafee's fourth and final such address. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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**FILE** Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee testifies in support of same-sex marriage before the state House Judiciary Committee at the Statehouse in Providence, R.I., on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee testifies in support of same-sex marriage before the state House Judiciary Committee at the Statehouse in Providence, R.I., on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. (Associated Press)