Bill Richardson

Candidate status: Dropped out January 10, 2008
Filed a statement of candidacy with the FEC on January 22, 2007
Full story

States won: None

Full Results for Bill Richardson »
Full Delegate Scorecard »

Current job: New Mexico governor

Birth date: November 15, 1947; Pasadena, California

Family: Married Barbara Flavin Richardson; no children

Religion: Roman Catholic

Education: Tufts University, B.A., 1970; Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, M.A., 1971

Campaign Web site:
all Candidates »
In Their Own Words

It's already civilian conflict and it's already a civil war. What makes sense in my judgment is to have the leverage of our withdrawals within a year in a safe way.
-- Speaking on his Iraq plan with CNN
Video Highlights
Transcripts and Speeches
Some supporters, who may have also contributed to other candidates, include:
Christie Brinkley, model
Donated $500
Kate Capshaw, actress
Donated $2,300
Michael Douglas, actor
Donated $3,100
Jodie Foster, actress
Donated $1,000
Val Kilmer, actor
Donated $2,300
Bette Midler, actress/singer
Donated $4,600
Paul Newman, actor
Donated $2,300
Edward James Olmos, actor
Donated $2,300
Steven Spielberg, director
Donated $2,300
* Money figures are according to FEC
Some of the top and notable advisers, according to the campaigns and/or media reports.
Dave Contarino, campaign manager
Ran Richardson's first campaign for governor and chaired his re-election campaign in 2006.
Amanda Cooper, deputy campaign manager
Campaign manager and fundraising director for Richardson's 2006 re-election campaign.
Paul Shipley, communications director
Served as Richardson's gubernatorial communications director
Steve Murphy, senior adviser
Served as national campaign manager for Richard Gephardt's 2004 presidential campaign.
Colleen Turrentine, co-finance director
Former national fundraising director for the Democratic Leadership Council.
Linnea Dyer, co-finance director
Former director of strategic planning at the Center for American Progress, deputy finance director for Howard Dean's 2004 campaign.
Mark Putnam, senior adviser
Strategist responsible for commercials for Democratic campaigns based in 44 states
Mark Putnam
Jeff Eller, senior adviser
Director of media affairs during the Clinton administration, former TV and radio reporter
Jeff Eller
* Special Notes
• Delegate counts represent CNN's most recent estimate for each candidate. For Democrats, the figures include pledged delegates and superdelegates. For Republicans, the figures include pledged delegates and unpledged RNC member delegates. There are currently 4,234 total delegates to the Democratic National Convention, including 3,409 pledged delegates and 825 superdelegates. The total number of delegate votes needed to win the nomination is 2,118. There are currently 2,380 total delegates to the Republican National Convention, including 1,917 pledged delegates and 463 unpledged delegates. The total number of delegate votes needed to win the nomination is 1,191. More about the delegate selection process
• Needed to Win: This refers to the total number of delegate votes needed by a candidate to win the party's nomination.
• States won: This refers to CNN's projected winner for each race until a final result has been determined. How CNN projects winners
Bill Richardson Fundraising
TOTAL as of 09/30/2007
Raised: $18,699,937
Spent: $12,878,349
Cash-on-Hand: $5,821,588
provided by FEC
more Fundraising data »
Richardson on the Issues
Supports abortion rights.
Supports comprehensive immigration reform that includes improved technology, more border patrol agents and a plan to provide legal status for some illegal immigrants. Opposes building the 700-mile fence along the U.S.-Mexican border authorized by Congress. Opposes giving state troopers the authority to detain illegal immigrants.
Calls on Congress to de-authorize the Iraq war. Supports withdrawing all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of 2007 and redeploying them to Afghanistan and other international terrorism hotspots. Opposed Bush veto of war spending bill that would have withdrawn most troops by March 2008. Opposed Bush plan to send additional American troops to Iraq. Voted against authorizing the first Gulf War in 1991.
Same-sex marriage
Opposes same-sex marriage but supports legal rights and benefits for same-sex partners. Voted for the Defense of Marriage Act in Congress.
Social Security
Opposes Bush plan allowing workers to divert some Social Security payroll taxes into private retirement accounts.
As governor, supported and signed into law cuts in capital gains taxes and income taxes in his first term. Proposed a tax cut package that includes breaks for active-duty and retired military personnel, low-income families and small businesses. Opposed Bush tax cuts, saying that they were not offset by surpluses or additional revenue.
Home  |  Asia  |  Europe  |  U.S.  |  World  |  World Business  |  Technology  |  Entertainment  |  World Sport  |  Travel
Podcasts  |  Blogs  |  CNN Mobile  |  RSS Feeds  |  Email Alerts  |  CNN Radio  |  CNNAvantGo  |  Site Map
© 2008 Cable News Network. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.