The Friends Of Bill Richardson
Democratic presidential hopeful Gov. Bill Richardson received $35,000 in contributions to his 2002 and 2006 gubernatorial campaigns from key figures in a public corruption scandal in New Mexico, including some who have pleaded guilty to federal charges, records show.
When told by The Associated Press of the contributions, a Richardson campaign official said Monday the money would be given to charity.
“We’re totaling it up, and any money from any of these individuals, the governor will donate to charities,” said Amanda Cooper, Richardson’s deputy campaign manager.