Francis Bodine would be to Democrats in Trenton what Lincoln Chafee was to Republicans in Washington

You can't say that Democrats don't have a big tent: their State Senate candidate in the eighth district is Assemblyman Francis Bodine, who switched parties last week. Bodine is not your typical Democrat: he opposes civil unions and gay marriage; he is pro-life and opposes stem cell research; he runs with the endorsement of the National Rifle Association; and opposes minimum wage hikes and has not won major labor support in his previous races. He is arguably the most conservative member of the Assembly Democratic Caucus today.

Francis Bodine would be to Democrats in Trenton what Lincoln Chafee was to Republicans in Washington