03/28/2008 02:44 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

NM Governor Announces '08 Bid..."Civility And Common Decency In Government Has Perished"...

Gov. Bill Richardson, D-N.M., said Sunday he is taking the first step toward an expected White House run in 2008, offering extensive experience in Washington and the world stage as he seeks to become the first Hispanic president.

"I am taking this step because we have to repair the damage that's been done to our country over the last six years," said Richardson, a former congressman, U.N. ambassador and Energy Department secretary.

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