Category: Government

Governor says negotiations with Colombian rebels will move forward after his meeting with Venezuelan president Kate Nash | The New Mexican CARACAS, VENEZUELA — He traveled 2,943 miles, slept little and had to wait hours after Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez bumped his appointment. Still, Gov. Bill Richardson heads back to New Mexico today with the eight words he wanted to hear. “President Chávez has agreed…

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Gov. Bill Richardson makes a last hurrah in Iowa before caucuses By Kate Nash Tribune Reporter MUSCATINE, Iowa — Wedged into a breakfast crowd at the River View Restaurant, Gov. Bill Richardson stood and made what might be one of his last pitches to Iowa voters, asking for the help of caucus-goers already in his camp and hoping to be heard by those who weren’t….

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Richardson stumps in Nevada By Kate Nash Tribune Reporter MINDEN, Nev. — This is where it starts for presidential candidate Bill Richardson: a dim, red velour ballroom in the basement of the Carson Valley Inn Casino, with a plywood gray donkey and a pile of yellow “Nevada for Richardson” buttons. Minden, with a population of about 3,000, isn’t Washington, D.C. It’s not even Des Moines,…

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Analysis: Is America ready for ‘Presidente Richardson?’ By Kate Nash Tribune Reporter SANTA FE — Out from somewhere in the crowd at Gov. Bill Richardson’s inaugural ball came the shout: “¡Viva presidente Richardson!” It was a phrase that made the governor smile – larger ambitions expressed with a Spanish twist. The words also might express two themes Richardson wants the world to hear as he…

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Practice makes perfect for governor By Kate Nash Tribune Reporter SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson strode onto the floor of the House chambers, primed to stand on the podium. “Hey, Allan, it’s too long,” Richardson barked across rows of empty seats Monday night. The State of the State speech he was getting set to rehearse was 37 minutes long, without applause. And Richardson wanted…

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Richardson may be setting plate for role at State By Kate Nash Tribune Columnist SANTA FE – A day before he was scheduled to meet with President Bush on a major free-trade pact with Central America, El Salvador President Antonio Saca flew to the City Different to dine with a governor he had never met. The get-together, Gov. Bill Richardson said, was only a casual…

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Republican Susana Martinez becomes first female Hispanic governor By Kate Nash | The New Mexican LAS CRUCES — A year ago, Susana Martinez was just a few months into her nascent gubernatorial campaign, a district attorney largely unknown outside her hometown here. Just six months later, it was unclear whether she could elbow through the primary, facing well-known Republicans who had more money, and some…

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