Will Richardson and Blagojevich Hurt Obama?

A verdict on Richardson's still out, though it's unclear what effect he might have on Obama.

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New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson Sunday withdrew his nomination for Commerce Secretary in the Obama administration. Richardson is under a grand jury investigation into a state contract awarded to his donors. Our very own Political Bulletin asks whether the Obama team pushed Richardson to withdraw, though some reports suggest that Richardson made the decision on his own. Others, however, report the opposite. What do you think about Richardson withdrawing his nomination? Will this, in addition to the Blagojevich scandal, hurt Obama in the early days of his presidency? Post your thoughts.

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