Thursday, January 10, 2008

Another Democrat Presidential Candidate Casualty

Democrat New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson
May Withdraw From Presidential Bid
Now Joins Biden and Dodd

With the New Mexico Legislature convening for its annual one-month regular session next Tuesday, there was speculation the two-term governor might announce was "suspending" his campaign for the time being — rather than formally withdrawing from the race.

Richardson had one of the most wide-ranging resumes of any candidate ever to run for the presidency, bringing experience from his time in Congress, President Clinton's Cabinet, in the New Mexico Statehouse as well as his unique role as a freelance diplomat. As a Hispanic, he added to the unprecedented diversity in the Democratic field that also included a black man and a woman.

But Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama dominated the spotlight in the campaign, and Richardson was never able to become a top-tier contender, trailing well behind former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards as well.
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