Bill Richardson Biography

Governor, U.S. Representative (1947–)
Bill Richardson served in Clinton's cabinet and as New Mexico’s governor but he was unsuccessful in his bid for a 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.


Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson's political career included serving in the U.S. House of Representatives and as a member of Bill Clinton's cabinet, but his bid for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination was ultimately unsuccessful. Barack Obama later selected Richardson to serve as secretary of commerce, but a donation scandal forced him to withdraw from consideration.

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