Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Bill Richardson

Bill Richardson for President
Bill Richardson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Chairman of the Democratic Governors Association in 2005 and 2006, overseeing the Democrats' re-capturing of a majority of America's governorships. ..... Bill Richardson was raised in Mexico City, but his parents sent him to Massachusetts at age 13 to attend a Boston-area preparatory school. ...... While still in high school, he met his wife, Barbara Flavin. They have been married for 33 years. ..... As a congressman, he kept his interest in foreign relations. ...... Richardson was asked by the White House in 1997 to interview Monica Lewinsky for a job on his staff at the UN. Richardson did so, and offered her a position, which she declined. ...... Richardson created the Director for Native American Affairs position in the Department in 1998, and in January 2000 oversaw the largest return of federal lands (84,000 acres) to an Indian Tribe (the Northern Ute Tribe of Utah) in more than 100 years. Richardson also directed the overhaul of the Department's consultation policy with Native American tribes and established the Tribal Energy Program. ........ He took office in January 2003 as the only Hispanic Governor in the United States. ....... In 2006, Forbes credited Richardson's reforms in naming Albuquerque, New Mexico the best city in the U.S. for business and careers. The Cato Institute, meanwhile, has consistently rated Richardson as one of the most fiscally responsible Democratic governors in the nation. ....... Richardson the most successful governor at the ballot box in New Mexico's history ..... In December 2006, Richardson announced that he would support a ban on cockfighting in New Mexico. ...... Richardson signed a bill into law that made New Mexico the 12th state to legalize marijuana for medical reasons. ....... Richardson has been nominated four times for the Nobel Peace Prize (in 1995, 1997, 2000, and 2001)
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Bill Richardson News - The New York Times
Bill Richardson | 2008 Presidential Candidates | washingtonpost.com
Bill Richardson on the Issues
Bill Richardson | TIME seven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, ambassador to the United Nations, Secretary of Energy under Bill Clinton and, last year, first Hispanic chairman of a national Democratic Convention ..... He also made New Mexico the first state to provide life insurance for National Guardsmen on active duty—a widely copied initiative.
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Project Vote Smart - Governor Bill Richardson (NM)
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N.M. Governor Joins Presidential Race - washingtonpost.com
GOP.com | Republican National Committee :: Meet Bill Richardson (D-NM)
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In The News

Bill Richardson officially declares bid for Democratic ... International Herald Tribune, France
Gov. Bill Richardson formally announces his candidacy for president Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription)
Bill Richardson Officially Throws His Hat In The Presidential Race Portable Planet
Bill Richardson Enters 2008 US Presidential Race Voice of America
Bill Richardson Enters '08 Presidential Race
My Fox Colorado.com, CO
Bill Richardson To Seek Dem Presidential Nod Post Chronicle
Bill Richardson enters 2008 Democratic presidential race AlaskaReport, AK
Bill Richardson: Governor Bill Richardson Reaches 10% in Iowa and ... All American Patriots (press release), Sweden
Biographical details of Bill Richardson
San Jose Mercury News, CA
Bill Richardson: Did You Know That He is Mexican?
Wonkette (satire), DC
Richardson and the Hispanic Factor
New York Times, NY
Richardson Plays Up His Mexican Roots Washington Post
Richardson joins crowded Democratic W.House field Boston Globe, MA

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