The Obama administration has received the resignation of Bill Richardson even before he has had a chance to be sworn in.
(CNN) -- New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is withdrawing his nomination to be commerce secretary, citing the distraction of a federal investigation into ties to a company that has done business with his state.One crook down. How many more "distractions" to go?
Two Democratic officials told CNN the investigation involves a California company that won municipal bond business in New Mexico after contributing money to various Richardson causes.
In a statement Sunday, Richardson said he asked Obama "not to move forward" with his nomination now.
Cross Posted at Classical Values