5.21.2007

Gov. Bill Richardson: Latino for U.S. President

Richardson joins presidential race (by Nedra Pickler, AP -- 5.21.07)

LOS ANGELES - New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson vowed to repair the "ravages" of the Bush administration Monday as he formally announced his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in prepared remarks.

Richardson said his track record makes him the right person to lead the country through a pivotal time. (snip)

Richardson was born in the Los Angeles suburb of Pasadena, thanks to some careful planning by his father. William Blaine Richardson Jr., an American banker living in Mexico City, sent his Mexican wife there to give birth to ensure there would be no questions about his child's citizenship.

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