Official: Richardson to be commerce secretary (AP)

In this Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008 file photo, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson addresses the Democratic National Convention in Denver.  Democratic officials said Friday, Nov. 21, 2008 that Gov. Richardson had emerged as a likely pick by President-elect Barack Obama as Commerce Secretary. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)AP – President-elect Barack Obama has chosen New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson to be commerce secretary, adding a prominent Hispanic and one-time Democratic rival to his expanding Cabinet.

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