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Richardson stumps for Obama at Chile Fest

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson stumps for Barack Obama during the Pueblo Chile and Frijoles Festival on Saturday (Photo by Hal Walter).

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson stumps for Barack Obama during the Pueblo Chile and Frijoles Festival on Saturday (Photo by Hal Walter).

We stopped by Pueblo’s Chile and Frijoles Festival today for a green chile burger at the Hopscotch Bakery, where co-owner Richard Warner was grilling beef out in the middle of Union Avenue. We walked down B Street to the Union Depot seeking a park bench, and found people scurrying about a stage and podium. New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson was due to speak in a few minutes. He was on a Colorado tour stumping for Barack Obama, who also was in Pueblo earlier in the week. Soon Pueblo Chieftain co-workers Peter Roper and Mike Sweeney arrived to cover the event. I happened to have my camera and was able to get some decent photographs of Richardson, who gave a resounding endorsement of Sen. Obama, and also made the case that the country needs a new direction after the past eight years. He encouraged everyone attending to get 25 people out to vote, which is one of the reasons I am posting this on Hardscrabble Times. I encourage everyone reading this to get out and vote, and to vote early if possible.

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One Response to “Richardson stumps for Obama at Chile Fest”

  1. Chas S. Clifton Says:

    M. and I are sorry to be missing the Chile Festival this year, but I am just back from a hunting trip to North Dakota, and we leave for Yellowstone all too soon. We still wonder, though, if Richardson might not have made a better v-p candidate than Biden. At least he could name three agencies in the Dept. of the Interior.

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