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Bill Richardson, who served as United Nations ambassador and energy secretary in the Clinton administration, drew 5 percent of the vote in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. He received 2 percent in last week's Iowa caucuses, far behind leading Democrats Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards.
As the Latino governor of a swing state, Richardson was interviewed as a possible running mate for Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry in 2004, but told reporters he remained committed to finishing his term as governor. He won a second term in 2006. He said he raised about $22 million during his year long campaign - far short of the $100 million-plus claimed by Clinton, the Democratic winner in New Hampshire. "Despite overwhelming financial and political odds, I am proud of the campaign we waged," he said. And another good man bows out. From CNNPolitical.com website.
HRC, if she gets the nomination, will not tap Obama for VP. That would put her campaign in the unique position of being a DOUBLE minority platform. Unfortunately, that is still a negative in the USA in the year 2008.
Richardson is also a minority candidate but he doesn’t carry quite the stigma of Obama. Still, either of these men are unlikely picks. Expect a HRC vp running mate to come from outside the current campaigns. My money says Murtha would be a good choice.
The 22 most corrupt members of Congress
* Sen. Pete V. Domenici (R-NM)
* Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
* Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
* Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK)
* Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)
* Rep. John T. Doolittle (R-CA)
* Rep. Tom Feeney (R-FL)
* Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA)
* Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA)
* Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-LA)
* Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
* Rep. Gary G. Miller (R-CA)
* Rep. Alan B. Mollohan (D-WV)
* Rep. Timothy F. Murphy (R-PA)
* Rep. John P. Murtha (D-PA)
* Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM)
* Rep. Rick Renzi (R-AZ)
* Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY)
* Rep. David Scott (D-GA)
* Rep. Jerry Weller (R-IL)
* Rep. Heather A. Wilson (R-NM)
* Rep. Don Young (R-AK)