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Richardson urges unity behind Obama

Suggests Clinton should drop run

Senator Barack Obama of Illinois accepted the endorsement of Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico yesterday in Portland, Ore. The former Clinton administration official said 'it is time for a new generation' of leadership. Senator Barack Obama of Illinois accepted the endorsement of Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico yesterday in Portland, Ore. The former Clinton administration official said "it is time for a new generation" of leadership. (Alex Brandon/Associated Press)
By Foon Rhee
Globe Staff / March 22, 2008

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Bill Richardson, who once hoped to be the nation's first minority president himself, endorsed Barack Obama yesterday for the Democratic nomination, calling him a "once-in-a-lifetime leader" and suggesting that it's time for Hillary Clinton to withdraw. (Full article: 678 words)

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