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An A-to-Z Guide to Gov't Contracting Under Bill Richardsonnew

The following guide to pay-to-play is not meant to be complete. Why focus on Richardson? Simple: He is the state's top dog. And his administration is already under investigation for possibly rewarding campaign donors.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Corey Pein  |  01-29-2009  |  Politics

Contractor That Ended Bill Richardson's Cabinet Bid Has Burned New Mexico Beforenew

So far there's no proof Gov. Bill Richardson had a hand in a suspected "pay to play" scheme involving a state contractor, California-based CDR, and campaign contributions from its founder, David Rubin. Nevertheless, the DOJ's investigation into CDR aborted Richardson's appointment as President-elect Barack Obama's commerce secretary.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Corey Pein  |  01-08-2009  |  Politics

Who's Obama Gonna Bring as His Partner to the Dance?new

The importance of vice-president selections is always overrated. But in Obama's case, it will have more importance than usual, since voters will use this first "presidential" decision to size up his approach to governing. And in a close election, the selection could prove critical.
Boston Phoenix  |  Steven Stark  |  06-19-2008  |  Commentary

The Democratic Veepstakes Winners

Colin Powell and other vice president picks so crazy they might just work for Obama.
The Inlander  |  Ted S. McGregor Jr.  |  06-11-2008  |  Commentary

Bill Richardson's Political Postpartumnew

The former Democratic candidate for president talks about what he did after he dropped out of the race, his endorsement of Barack Obama, and the remainder of his second term as New Mexico's governor.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Julia Goldberg  |  04-24-2008  |  Politics

Progressive Bloggers Like Richardson for Obama's Veepnew

Bill Richardson has won the "Obama Veepstakes," a 31-round-elimination poll on But how does that translate to reality?
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Dave Maass  |  04-17-2008  |  Politics

Bye Bye Billnew

After poor showings in Iowa and New Hampshire, Gov. Bill Richardson ends his quest for the Democratic nomination for president.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Julia Goldberg  |  01-10-2008  |  Politics

Bill Richardson, President of Spinnew

Richardson is hardly the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, but that hasn't stopped him from putting his best rhetorical foot forward.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  David Alire Garcia  |  01-10-2008  |  Commentary

If Not Bill, Then Who?new

Bill Richardson is still polling in the single digits in Iowa, and as the days count down to hours, he may have to consider nudging his supporters to back the candidate with the closest platform.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Dave Maass  |  01-03-2008  |  Commentary

Bill Richardson's Campaign Ads Got Him Laughs in '07new

But they probably won't get him the presidency in '08.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Dave Maass  |  12-20-2007  |  Politics

Cindy Sheehan Likes Richardson on Iraqnew

In a field of Democratic presidential contenders putting forth vague timelines for troop withdrawal from Iraq, Bill Richardson's plan sticks out for Cindy Sheehan.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Dave Maass  |  12-13-2007  |  Politics

Bill Richardson Has Yet to Snag Union Supportnew

"No one in labor that I know dislikes Richardson," says Christine Trujillo, president of the New Mexico AFL-CIO. "Most respect him and tout his pro-labor record, but with only $8 million in the bank versus what the others have, labor is just looking at who can carry the campaign all the way to the end."
Santa Fe Reporter  |  David Alire Garcia  |  11-26-2007  |  Politics

Can Richardson Bite Back at Colbert?new

If Bill Richardson wants to chase Steven Colbert out of the race, he needs to remember one word: bears.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Dave Maass  |  11-02-2007  |  Commentary

If Dogs Could Vote, They Might Pick Bill Richardsonnew

Creatures can't vote and neither People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals nor Animal Protection of New Mexico may endorse a presidential candidate. However, the Humane Society Legislative Fund can, and so far, they're pleased with Bill -- here's why.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Dave Maass  |  10-25-2007  |  Politics

So You Think You Know Bill Richardson?new

Then take our six-question quiz.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Dave Maass  |  10-11-2007  |  Commentary

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