As he launches his 2016 presidential campaign on Wednesday outside Washington D.C., former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee will take a key step toward attempting to achieve the triple crown of politics.
The 62-year-old has won major offices as a Republican (as a U.S. senator) and Independent (as a governor) already and if successful in his bid for the White House, would add Democrat to that list.
A outsider win might seem like a challenge going up against Hillary Clinton, but he has potential.
Lincoln Chafee hopes to score 'Triple Crown' of politics
In this Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 photo Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee responds to questions during an interview with The Associated Press, in his office at the Statehouse, in Providence, R.I. Chafee spoke about his legacy and future plans as he prepares to wrap up his term in office. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
COLUMBIA, SC - APRIL 25: Potential Democratic presidential candidate former Sen. Lincoln Chafee (D-RI) delivers remarks at the South Carolina Democratic Party state convention April 25, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. Chafee joined former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in speaking to the convention. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 04: Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee speaks during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The DNC that will run through September 7, will nominate U.S. President Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential candidate. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2014 file photo then-Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee responds to questions during an interview with The Associated Press in his office at the Statehouse, in Providence, R.I. .Chafee plans to announce his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination in a few weeks, but he's not actively raising money or putting together the infrastructure required to pay for a credible White House bid. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
President Barack Obama, right, is greeted by Gov. Lincoln Chafee, D-R.I., center, and Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., after arriving to T.F. Green airport, on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Warwick, R.I. Obama is traveling in Rhode Island for a fundraiser and a speech on the economy. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee delivers his State of the State address in the House chambers of the Statehouse, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 in Providence. The annual speech traditionally sets out a governor's priorities for the year. It is Chafee's fourth and final such address. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
COLUMBIA, SC - APRIL 25: Potential Democratic presidential candidate former Sen. Lincoln Chafee (D-RI) answers questions from reporters after speaking at the South Carolina Democratic Party state convention April 25, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. Chafee joined former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in speaking to the convention. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WARWICK, RI - NOVEMBER 7: U.S. Senator Lincoln D. Chafee (R-R.I.) gives a concession speech at the Crowne Plaza Hotel November 7, 2006 in Warwick, Rhode Island. Chafee was defeated by former Rhode Island attorney and Democratic challenger Sheldon Whitehouse. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
WOONSOCKET, RI - OCTOBER 9: Republican U.S. Senator Lincoln D. Chafee waves to the crowd while marching in the Autumn Fest Parade October 9, 2006 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Senator Chafee is in a tight re-election campaign against former attorney general of Rhode Island Sheldon Whitehouse. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
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Chafee has both executive and legislative experience under his belt. He has also hinted at making Clinton's vote for the Iraq war in 2002 — something she's called a mistake — a focus of his campaign.
However, voters will need to actually know who he is if he wants to get the keys to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
CNN points out that Chafee hasn't been included in an large majority of public polling of the Democratic primary, something he says he's well aware of.