As Senate Republicans blocked a bill to start withdrawing troops from Iraq in three months, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson expressed his desire for a complete pullout of troops in a new ad airing in Iowa.
This week, his campaign inched ahead of former Sen. John Edwards, R-N.C., in a new CNN/WMUR poll of New Hampshire voters, that placed him third behind Sens. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and Barack Obama, D-Ill.
But the celebration was short-lived when an Associated Press/Ipsos poll showed Richardson getting 5 percent of the Hispanic vote, while Clinton garnered 45 percent and Obama 17 percent.