Breaking – Bill Richardson out as Commerce Secretary

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NBC News is reporting that New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will withdraw as nominee for Commerce Secretary.  Apparently there is an investigation regarding an alleged pay to play scheme regarding state business.  From the governor says, link below:

“Let me say unequivocally that I and my Administration have acted properly in all matters and that this investigation will bear out that fact,” he said Sunday in a report by NBC News‘ Andrea Mitchell. “But I have concluded that the ongoing investigation also would have forced an untenable delay in the confirmation process.”

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