Governor Bill Richardson, former energy secretary in the Clinton administration, has given his coveted endorsement to Barack Obama. In his endorsement statement released this morning, Richardson said,
“I believe he is the kind of once-in-a-lifetime leader that can bring our nation together and restore America’s moral leadership in the world. As a presidential candidate, I know full well Sen. Obama’s unique moral ability to inspire the American people to confront our urgent challenges at home and abroad in a spirit of bipartisanship and reconciliation.”
The nation’s only Hispanic governor, Richardson could provide Obama with help among Hispanic voters, who have been steadily voting for Hillary Clinton in the primaries so far.
Shown here together at Sen. Harkin's annual steak fry in Iowa last summer, the pair will undoubtedly have lots of non-meat-based time to spend together. Richardson is said to be heading out to make a formal announcement an Obama fundraising event in Portland, OR, today.