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  Richardson, Bill
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2003-01-03  
 
NameBill Richardson
Address
Santa Fe, New Mexico , United States
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Born November 15, 1947
Died Still Living (66 years)
ContributorClassical Liberal
Last ModifiedBarack O-blame-a
Nov 25, 2012 12:37am
Tags Caucasian - Hispanic - Moderate-to-Liberal - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Internationalist - Jobs/Industrial Growth - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Environment - Pro Free Trade - Pro- gun - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Civil Unions - Pro-Labor - Catholic - Christian - Straight -
InfoWilliam Blaine Richardson

Born November 15, 1947 in Pasadena, California to an American father and Mexican mother, Governor Richardson grew up in Mexico City before moving to New England, where he attended high school and college. He has dedicated his life to public service, as a United States Congressman, Ambassador to the United Nations, Secretary of Energy, and now as Governor of New Mexico.

Bill Richardson was recently re-elected to a second term as Governor of New Mexico with the support of 69 percent of voters, representing the largest margin of victory for any Governor in state history. He was supported by Democrats, Republicans and Independents, winning in both urban and rural counties New Mexicans overwhelmingly endorsed Governor Richardson's aggressive efforts to improve education, cut taxes, build a high-wage economy, expand health care access, invest in renewable energy and make New Mexico safer.

Bill Richardson's fiscally responsible governing style has allowed New Mexico to tackle important priorities, while maintaining a balanced budget and the highest reserves in state history. He cut $230 million in bureaucratic waste, invested in new opportunities for New Mexico's children and returned more than $1 billion dollars in taxes to working families.

As Secretary of Energy to President Bill Clinton, Bill Richardson implemented tough efficiency standards to save energy. And as Governor, he has made New Mexico the Clean Energy State by requiring utility companies to produce energy through renewable resources and reduce carbon emissions.

Before becoming Governor, Bill Richardson served in Congress for 15 years and helped President Clinton pass the economic plan that created millions of jobs and led America to its first balanced budget in 30 years.

Appointed by President Clinton as the Ambassador to the UN, Bill Richardson worked with world leaders to build alliances and help prevent the development of nuclear weapons in North Korea. Bill Richardson has been nominated four times for the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating the release of hostages, American servicemen and political prisoners in North Korea, Iraq, and Cuba. Governor Richardson recently negotiated a 60-day cease fire in war-torn Darfur following direct talks with rebel leaders and the President of Sudan.

As Chairman of the Democratic Governor's Association, Governor Richardson raised more than $28 million for gubernatorial candidates and helped elect the first Democratic majority of governors since 1994. Governor Richardson also served as Chair of the Western Governors Association, Border Governor's Conference and the 2004 Democratic National Convention.

Bill Richardson has been married to his high school sweetheart, Barbara, for 33 years. Richardson received a BA from Tufts in 1970 and a MA from Tuft's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1971.

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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
02/04/2011-02/06/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 34.00% ( 6.0) 55.00% ( 8.0) 11.00% ( 2.0)
10/24/2010-10/24/2010 Rasmussen Reports 39.00% ( 2.0) 57.00% ( 5.0) 4.00% ( 3.0)
10/10/2010-10/10/2010 Rasmussen Reports 37.00% ( 3.0) 62.00% ( 5.0) 1.00% ( 2.0)
08/23/2010-08/27/2010 Research & Polling Inc. (Albuquerque Journal) 33.00% ( 28.0) 63.00% ( 37.0) 4.00% ( 9.0)
08/24/2010-08/24/2010 Rasmussen Reports 40.00% ( 3.0) 57.00% ( 0.0) 3.00% ( 3.0)
06/03/2010-06/03/2010 Rasmussen Reports 43.00% ( 4.0) 57.00% ( 0.0) 0.00% ( 4.0)
05/25/2010-05/25/2010 Rasmussen Reports 39.00% ( 0.0) 57.00% ( 1.0) 4.00% ( 1.0)
03/24/2010-03/24/2010 Rasmussen Reports 39.00% ( 26.0) 58.00% ( 23.0) 3.00% ( 2.0)
02/18/2010-02/20/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 28.00% ( 0.0) 63.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
08/26/2009-08/28/2009 Survey USA 55.00% ( 6.0) 43.00% ( 6.0) 3.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
Title Purchase Contributor
Leading by Example: How We Can Inspire an Energy and Security Revolution  Purchase Craverguy 
Between Worlds: The Making of an American Life  Purchase Craverguy 

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Aug 27, 2009 04:35am General NM Gov. Richardson said to be clear of fed probe  Article Jason 
Mar 18, 2009 08:00pm News New Mexico governor repeals death penalty  Article COSDem 
Jan 09, 2009 08:20am Commentary On Richardson’s rise and stall  Article Otis Gough 
Dec 16, 2008 05:00pm News Feds conduct Richardson corruption probe  Article Ex-New Jerseyan 
Dec 03, 2008 09:30am News Commerce post will test Richardson’s free-trade reputation  Article Otis Gough 
Nov 24, 2008 01:00pm General Bill Richardson: Downwardly mobile?  Article Monsieur 
Mar 21, 2008 03:00am News Gov. Richardson endorsing Obama  Article ev 
Jan 16, 2008 11:00am General Governor [Bill Richardson] seeks approval of domestic partnerships  Article DFWDem 
Jan 09, 2008 08:00pm News Richardson to end presidential bid  Article ev 
Dec 23, 2007 09:00pm Profile Bill Richardson: Governor relishes his role as a global troubleshooter  Article Gerald Farinas 
Oct 26, 2007 06:00pm News Roswell incident not explained to Richardson's satisfaction  Article particleman 
Sep 12, 2007 09:00am Analysis Richardson Flunks Two Subjects  Article -- 
Sep 04, 2007 11:00am Statement Richardson: God wants Iowa first  Article RP 
Jul 12, 2007 08:00pm News Richardson Uses Anti-Gay Slur; GLAAD Covers Up  Article The Sunset Provision 
Jun 11, 2007 08:50pm News Richardson says light rail could transform L.A., other cities  Article mtrz 
Jun 01, 2007 11:00am News Richardson sells oil refinery stock  Article The Sunset Provision 
Apr 10, 2007 12:00am Profile Richardson content to start slow in White House race  Article WesternDem 
Mar 31, 2007 12:00am News Richardson troubled by N.M. scandal  Article The Sunset Provision 
Mar 30, 2007 04:00pm News Richardson to travel to North Korea  Article -- 
Mar 08, 2007 08:05am News Richardson Defense on Character Raises Questions  Article None Entered 
Feb 05, 2007 12:00pm News Imus Targets Governor Richardson  Article None Entered 
Jan 11, 2007 01:00pm Press Release New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson Issues Statement on Bush Iraq Plan  Article WesternDem 
Dec 08, 2006 01:00pm Announcement New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson: 'I Am Running' in 2008  Article Monsieur 
Mar 20, 2006 06:00pm News Governor vetoes eminent domain legislation  Article Classical Liberal 
Nov 25, 2005 06:15pm News Gov. Richardson admits throwing curveball  Article Patrick 
Nov 24, 2005 08:00pm News Four decades later, N.M. governor acknowledges he wasn't drafted by pro baseball team  Article Patrick 
Aug 14, 2005 05:00pm Profile A New New Democrat [NM Gov Richardson] Looks West and Forward  Article ArmyDem 
Jun 23, 2005 09:00pm Statement New Mexico Governor Says He'll Slow Down  Article RP 
Jun 21, 2005 12:00am News Speeding incident a ‘misunderstanding’  Article None Entered 
Jun 15, 2005 09:30am News Richardson Pushes Western Super Primary  Article GavinBrown 
May 10, 2005 08:00pm News [NM Governor] Richardson collects $2.9 million for re-election  Article ArmyDem 
May 04, 2004 12:00am Poll Poll gives [Bill] Richardson 61% favorable rating  Article ArmyDem 
Mar 30, 2004 12:00am News Governor Bill Richardson Writing Book on Career  Article Gerald Farinas 

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INFORMATION LINKS
Bill Richardson for President Exploratory Cmte  Discuss
The Offical Governor Bill Richardson for President MySpace Page  Discuss
RACES
  06/03/2008 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.00% (-46.49%)
  06/03/2008 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.28% (-47.67%)
  01/08/2008 NH US Vice President - R Primary Lost 0.28% (-62.15%)
  01/08/2008 NH US Vice President - D Primary Lost 5.14% (-41.79%)
  11/07/2006 NM Governor Won 68.82% (+37.63%)
  06/06/2006 NM Governor - D Primary Won 99.64% (+99.28%)
  11/05/2002 NM - Governor Won 55.49% (+16.44%)
  06/04/2002 NM Governor - D Primary Won 99.80% (+99.60%)
  07/31/1998 US Secretary of Energy Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  02/11/1997 US Ambassador to the United Nations Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1996 NM District 03 Won 67.25% (+36.71%)
  11/08/1994 NM District 03 Won 63.59% (+29.52%)
  11/03/1992 NM District 3 Won 67.42% (+37.47%)
  11/06/1990 NM District 03 Won 74.46% (+48.92%)
  11/08/1988 NM District 03 Won 73.11% (+46.22%)
  11/04/1986 NM District 03 Won 71.30% (+42.59%)
  11/06/1984 NM District 03 Won 60.81% (+23.07%)
  06/05/1984 NM District 3 - D Primary Won 77.16% (+54.32%)
  11/02/1982 NM District 03 Won 64.41% (+29.06%)
  06/08/1982 NM District 03 - D Primary Won 36.22% (+5.38%)
  11/04/1980 NM District 01 Lost 48.99% (-2.03%)
  06/03/1980 NM District 1 - D Primary Won 80.19% (+60.39%)
ENDORSEMENTS
NM District 02 - D Primary - Jun 03, 2008 D Harry Teague
NM District 03 - D Primary - Jun 03, 2008 D Ben R. Lujan
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
NJ - District 05 - D Primary - Jun 06, 2006 D Paul Aronsohn
St. Paul Mayor - Nov 08, 2005 DFL Chris Coleman
CO US Senate - D Primary - Aug 10, 2004 D Ken Salazar