PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Island's governor has joined President Barack Obama to help out a fellow Democrat just weeks after he joined the party himself.
Gov. Lincoln Chafee participated in a campaign rally for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Edward Markey Wednesday in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood.
At the event Obama encouraged those in the audience to support Markey in the June 25 election.
Markey faces Republican Gabriel Gomez in the race.
Formerly an independent, Chafee joined the Democratic Party two weeks ago. He had been a Republican when he served in the U.S. Senate but said he now feels more at home with the Democrats.