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September 30, 2014

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Bill Richardson, passing the hat

Remember Bill Richardson?

Well he still remembers you, and in an e-mail sent by his campaign yesterday, entitled "The Campaign of Ideas," he reminisced a bit about his failed presidential bid and the current state of the race. No endorsement

though.

The real reason for the e-mail: Richardson dropped out of the race in January after poor performances in Iowa and New Hampshire — and after accumulating some substantial debt along the way. According to his campaign's most recent filing with Federal Election Commission, Richardson owes $390,869.80.

"It is my firm intention to meet every obligation we incurred. But I need your help," Richardson wrote. "Will you make one more contribution to help us zero out our debt and close the final chapter on 'Bill Richardson for President?'"

What's next? Bill Richardson appears to be having fun being, well, Bill Richardson.

My colleague, Mike Trask, points out that last week Richardson was cage-side at a WEC mixed martial arts fight in Albuquerque. Carlos Condit, the WEC welterweight champ, is the 23-year-old son of Brian Condit, the governor's deputy chief of staff.

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