Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee says he will no longer seeks the presidential nomination while speaking at the Democratic National Committee 22nd Annual Women's Leadership Forum National Issues Conference in Washington, Oct. 23, 2015.
Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee says he will no longer seeks the presidential nomination while speaking at the Democratic National Committee 22nd Annual Women's Leadership Forum National Issues Conference in Washington, Oct. 23, 2015.

Former Rhode Island governor and senator Lincoln Chafee has ended his run for president as a Libertarian.

Chafee said in a Facebook post Sunday that he looks "forward to helping other Libertarians seeking office."

He said his campaign was changed by the coronavirus but had a successful transfer to virtual connections amid the outbreak.

Chafee moved to Wyoming last year and joined the Libertarian Party. He was a Republican in the U.S. Senate and became an independent after losing his seat in 2006. Chafee was elected Rhode Island governor in 2010 as an independent and became a Democrat in office.

He mounted a short-lived run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2015.