Richardson: Already Ready for a Comeback?
A la Hillary, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is raising money to retire debts from his presidential campaign and to help other Democratic candidates. In ...
A la Hillary, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is raising money to retire debts from his presidential campaign and to help other Democratic candidates. In an email fundraising solicitation, Heath Haussamen reports, Richardson is also raising the idea of running again -- for governor in 2014, after sitting out a term due to term limits.
"I still have a lot of work to do here in New Mexico before I leave office in 2010 due to term limits, including fighting to extend health care to every New Mexican. And I remain actively involved with national politics because we need to change America and every one of us has to contribute something," Richardson wrote in the e-mail. "But who knows? Maybe I'll even decide to run for governor again in 2014 -- if something else doesn't pop up in the meantime!"
Many pundits have speculated that "something else" might include vice president or secretary of state. Since ending his presidential campaign in January, Richardson
has remained on the national stage with diplomatic and other trips overseas and by campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.
But running for governor in 2014 is not a prospect for Richardson's future that has been widely discussed. In response to an e-mail that asked, "Should we assume he's kidding about running for governor again in 2014?" Richardson spokesman Gilbert Gallegos replied, "I wouldn't make any assumptions."
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