The string of unflattering stories for the Caprio campaign has raised the ire of some supporters, who think Lincoln Chafee is getting a pass in the media. But as one long-time political observer noted in a chat with N4N, this is at least in part a function of the candidates' electoral history.
Chafee faced a reasonably thorough vetting in a high-profile, statewide Senate race four years ago. This is the first time that Caprio has found himself in the glare of such a contest. His race for treasurer, after all, was a lopsided affair.