Sunday, January 4, 2009

Richardson is Out as Commerce Secretary

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The New York Times
Sunday, January 4, 2009 -- 1:54 PM ET-----
Richardson Said to Withdraw as Commerce Secretary Nominee

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 Bill Richardson of New Mexico has withdrawn his name as the commerce secretary nominee because of an investigation and President-elect Barack Obama has accepted, NBC News andThe Associated Press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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