New Mexico Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson accused Democrats in the Senate of giving President Bush loopholes to leave troops in Iraq for an indefinite period of time during his speech at the Take Back America conference in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. Richardson said he would end the war and leave “zero troops behind, not a single one.”
His stance on another key campaign issue, energy policy and the environment, will be available in book stores by the end of the year under the title “Leading by Example: How We Can Inspire an Energy and Security Revolution.” His publisher confirmed that Richardson will receive a six-figure advance for the book.
The campaign’s new Iowa office in Des Moines — Richardson planned to attend the grand opening Friday evening — was vandalized earlier in the week. Police reported two windows on the upper level where broken with rocks.
In Des Moines earlier in the week, Richardson attended the Cookies and Conversation forum and planned to visit a farmers market Saturday. He intended to travel to Tennessee for fund-raising and political events later that day and then to Los Angeles to give a speech to the Conference of Mayors on Sunday.