WRNI reports:
As Lincoln Chafee celebrates his 56th birthday today, a source tells WRNI that he has decided to run for governor in 2010, and will soon begin to assemble a campaign organization.

Chafee is traveling outside of the United States and he couldn't be reached for immediate comment.

Sources close to Chafee generally stuck to the party line that the former Republican senator-turned independent is seriously considering a run for governor.

jeremy.jacobs@thehill.com