Sunday, January 21, 2007

Richardson Forms Exploratory Committee

New Mexico Democratic Governor Bill Richardson announced the formation of a Presidential campaign exploratory committee on his campaign website.

In the run up to his announcement Richardson highlighted his Hispanic credentials by calling for comprehensive immigration reform and opposing the recently approved fence along the Mexican/U.S. border

Richardson served 14 years in Congress. President Clinton appointed Richardson as the U. S. Ambassador to the United Nations in 1997. In 1998 he was appointed Secretary of Energy.

I don't see how Richardson gets past the Wen Ho Lee scandal. A Federal judge alleged that Richardson leaked Lee's name to reporters months before the scientist was charged with any crime.

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