Richardson Picked for Commerce
Former Obama rival had eyed gig at State
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Nov 23, 2008 2:20 PM CST
Richardson endorsed Obama in the primaries, angering some Clinton loyalists.   (AP Photo/The La Cruces Sun-News, Shari Vialpando)
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(Newser) – Bill Richardson's consolation prize will be commerce secretary, Politico reports, after Hillary Clinton nabbed his desired post at State. The addition of the New Mexico governor brings yet another Clinton veteran to Barack Obama's administration. But Richardson's resume is among the strongest in the party, including stints as energy secretary and ambassador to the UN.