Thursday, July 26, 2007

Former Members of Congress Endorse Richardson

Today, Governor Richardson announced the endorsement of several former members of Congress, including former Arizona Democratic Party Chair and Congressman Sam Coppersmith, former Georgia Congressman Buddy Darden, and former Michigan Congressman Bob Carr.

Here is what they had to say about Governor Richardson:

"Having represented Arizona in Congress, I know that Governor Richardson shares our Western values. He stands for fiscal responsibility, protection of our environment, and an aggressive move towards energy independence," said former Congressman and former Arizona Democratic Party Chair Sam Coppersmith of Arizona. "I am excited to help Governor Richardson win in Arizona and across the West."

"Not only does Governor Richardson have the strongest record on the issues and the boldest vision for the future, he can also win in every part of the country. In his last campaign, he earned almost seventy percent of the vote in the red state of New Mexico. People of all political stripes are attracted to his extraordinary record of public service and his common-sense vision of governance," said former Congressman Buddy Darden of Georgia. "I will work tirelessly to make sure that the great state of Georgia is with Bill Richardson."

"Governor Richardson is the strong, decisive leader that our country needs so badly. Of all the candidates, Richardson has the best combination of vision for getting us out of Iraq and turning around our public schools, with the experience and record of accomplishment to implement these important policies," said former Congressman Bob Carr of Michigan. "He knows how to bring people together to make real progress on the issues that count."

Governor Richardson has also previously been endorsed by the following former members of Congress:

Elizabeth Furse (D-OR)

Ken Holland (D-SC)

Ronnie Flippo (D-AL)

Bill Hefner (D-NC)

Don Bonker (D-WA)

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