Las Vegas Sun

September 20, 2017

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Richardson planning to end it?

After another disappointing fourth place finish in New Hampshire last night, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson declared his campaign would go “On to the West” to compete in the Jan. 19 Nevada caucus.

Now it appears the campaign may be going no further west than New Mexico, where several news reports, including the Associated Press and CNN, say Richardson is planning to announce his withdrawal from the presidential race tomorrow.

The decision is a bit puzzling, despite his weak finishes in the first two contests. As the only Westerner in the race, Richardson devoted a good deal of money and time to Nevada, banking on his natural advantage to give him a strong showing, if not a win. In fact, he and Edwards have competed for the title of most frequent visitor to the Silver State.

For our part, the Sun tried to get to know Richardson a bit — and finally caught up with him in New Mexico earlier this year.

More to follow.

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