NYTIMES: Richardson Said to Withdraw as Commerce Secretary Nominee

I wonder who will replace him.  Probably a DLCer, who thinks he/she can work with the Repubs.


Breaking News Alert

The New York Times
Sunday, January 4, 2009 — 1:54 PM ET

Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico has withdrawn his name as
the commerce secretary nominee because of an investigation
and President-elect Barack Obama has accepted, NBC News and
The Associated Press reported. According to The A.P., a
federal grand jury is investigating how a California company
that contributed to Mr. Richardson’s political activities won
a lucrative New Mexico state contract.

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