Sunday, January 04, 2009

Richardson to withdraw as Commerce secretary

New Mexico governor cites pending investigation of business dealings
NBC News
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, tapped in December by President-elect Barack Obama to serve as secretary of Commerce, has withdrawn his name for the position, citing a pending investigation into a company that has done business with his state.

Hat tip to Steve Dalton and Bill Meeker (Facebook and Twitter, members of along with yours truly!).

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