Richardson's Departure Is Democrats' Gain
The nomination of Gov. Janet Napolitano as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security was a blow to Arizona Democrats. But, when Gov. Bill Richardson ...
The nomination of Gov. Janet Napolitano as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security was a blow to Arizona Democrats. But, when Gov. Bill Richardson is announced as President-elect Obama's Commerce Secretary nominee, it will probably end up as a boon to New Mexico Democrats.
That's because Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish is a Democrat. Plus, she's been considered the leading Democratic candidate to replace Richardson, who was going to be term-limited in 2010. Assuming Richardson is confirmed, she'll now have the advantage of incumbency.
One loser in the process may be Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez, another Democrat who was thought to be mulling a run for governor. It's not clear how Richardson's departure will affect Val Kilmer's gubernatorial aspirations.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Lawsuits Accuse Alabama Jailers of Letting Prisoners Die from Easily Treatable Illnesses2 hours ago
The Biggest Push Yet to Make Health-Care Prices Public2 hours ago
2014 Governors Races: The Year of the Tossup29 minutes ago
Alabama House Speaker Charged with Corruption19 minutes ago
Hispanic Voters Increase in Numbers but Not Political Clout47 seconds ago
Colorado's Edible Marijuana Ban Goes Up in Smoke3 hours ago