24.02.2011 [USA Today] - Former New Mexico governor and Democratic presidential candidate BillRichardson has landed a new job, heading up the global advisory arm of a major public relations firm. APCO Worldwide announced Richardson will be
III (born November 15, 1947) is an American politician who was 30th Governor of New Mexico, from 2003 to 2011. He was U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Energy Secretary in the Clinton administration and has also served as a U.S. Congressman, chairman of the 2004 Democratic National Convention, and chairman of the Democratic Governors Association. In December 2008, he was nominated for the cabinet-level position of Commerce Secretary in the first Obama administration but withdrew a month later as he was investigated for possibly improper business dealings in New Mexico. Although the investigation was later dropped, it was seen to have damaged Richardson's career, as his second and final term as New Mexico governor concluded.
11.03.2011 [Fox News] - BillRichardson, former United Nations ambassador and governor of New Mexico, told Fox News that a NATO-backed no-fly zone over Libya "probably needs to happen," and suggested western allies look at options for airlifting supplies and weapons to the
10.03.2011 [The Hill (blog)] - In 2002, he clinched the GOP gubernatorial nod, but lost to Democrat BillRichardson in the general election. Last cycle, he won the nomination for the lieutenant governor and was swept into office with Gov. Susana Martinez in November.
10.03.2011 [Texas Observer] - He's from Florida, a must win state for Obama's reelection; BillRichardson, former Governor of New Mexico, another important swing state; he made a run for the Presidency and was originally tapped for the Commerce position by President Obama
09.03.2011 [NewsMax.com] - Former New Mexico governor and UN Ambassador BillRichardson says the time is now for some sort of military action in Libya – including an internationally recognized no-fly zone – and the United States should take the lead.
27.02.2011 [Daily Kos] - BillRichardson's take away from his time at the statehouse is that giving incentives to the movie industry paid off for New Mexico. Which is a strange thing to focus on after eight years as governor, but then it is Oscar weekend. That's a C+, Bill.
16.02.2011 [Latin America News Dispatch] - Former New Mexico GovernorBillRichardson, who is serving as special envoy for the Organization of American States, led the discussion, outlining possible steps the leaders of both countries could take to improve relations and show “good-faith”
08.03.2011 [Talk Radio News Service] - Locke was tapped in the early days of the Obama administration after the original nominee for the post, New Mexico GovernorBillRichardson, withdrew himself from consideration. He is the first Chinese-American to head the Commerce Department.