More High Profile Endorsements for Richardson
by Ken Camp
Governor Bill Richardson, earlier this week, picked up another endorsement from a guy who knows something about being Presidential: President Jed Bartlet (Martin Sheen). Sheen's endorsement marks the second West Wing presidential endorsement of Bill Richardson, as President Matthew Santos (Jimmy Smits) endorsed Richardson a few months ago.
"Oh yes, yes, yes," he said when asked if he had endorsed in the 2008 presidential campaign. "Bill Richardson."
"I have been supporting him, doing a fundraiser for him in Los Angeles, just some very low key stuff," Sheen said.
"New Mexico is one of the poorest, if not the poorest, states in the nation and he has just had tremendous success there," Sheen said. "And I admire his work for Clinton."
But that's not the only endorsement Bill Richardson picked up recently.
Governor Richardson's campaign in Nevada received a big boost when the IBEW Local 396, which represents more than 2400 electrical workers who keep the lights on in Las Vegas, endorsed him.
"Bill Richardson's record on labor issues may be better than any other Presidential candidate, but his commitment to seeing our members face-to-face made this endorsement an easy decision," Business Manager Charlie Randall said. "We have been through some tough negotiations recently, and our members want a President who does not just say the right things, but one who will show up and stand with us."
IBEW 396 is the second Nevada union to endorse Richardson's candidacy, following the endorsement of the Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' Local 797 at their annual picnic on October 13.