Former Congressman Volkmer praises Richardson
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch former U.S. Representative Harold Volkmer of Hannibal, Missouri praised Governor Bill Richardson and said he's the Democrats best shot at regaining the White House. Rep. Volkmer represented Missouri for 20 years. Both Richardson and Volkmer were House colleagues before Richardson was appointed Ambassador to the U.N. by President Bill Clinton.
Here's the Post-Dispatch posting.
Gov. Richardson has a lot of appeal in rural areas due to his record of lowering taxes, balancing budgets and protecting the constitutional right to bear arms. This should serve him well in rural Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire and South Carolina.
It will be interesting to see if former Missouri Gov. Bob Holden endorses his friend Gov. Richardson.