Democratic presidential candidate and former Sen. Lincoln Chafee (D-RI) announces his candidacy for the U.S. presidency at George Mason University June 3, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia. Chafee joins Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley in seeking the Democratic nomination.
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June 3, 2015 6:50 PM EDT

Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee launched his presidential campaign Wednesday evening morning at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

Here is a transcript of the full remarks, as prepared for delivery.

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