Federal authorities are wrapping up a pay-to-play investigation in New Mexico that prompted Gov. Bill Richardson to back away this year from serving as commerce secretary in Obama's Cabinet, with criminal charges against the Democrat and his top aides now appearing unlikely, according to three sources familiar with the case.
Barack Obama picks up support from an unlikely quarter. --Robert Barnes
PORTLAND, Ore. -- At a thunderous rally in Memorial Colliseum here, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson endorsed Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) for president, appealing for peace in the Democratic Party and hailing the moment as historic. --Jonathan Weisman
CHICAGO -- Gov. Bill Richardson (D-N.M.) will endorse Sen. Barack Obama's presidential candidacy today after a long courtship by both Obama and his rival for the Democratic nomination, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Obama campaign announced this morning. --Peter Slevin
By Glenn Kessler Much-wooed New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, spotted this morning having coffee at...
As the highest-ranking Hispanic in the Democratic Party, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson's endorsement is being aggressively sought by the Clinton and Obama campaigns. --Jose Antonio Vargas
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