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Richardson Receives Nod From Obama

Gov. Bill Richardson (D-New Mexico) received the nomination from President-Elect Barack Obama as Secretary of Commerce on Wednesday, The New York Times reported.

Obama has been criticized for giving Richardson the position after choosing Hillary Clinton for Secretary of State. ‚ÄúCommerce secretary is a pretty good job,‚Ä? Obama responded.

Richardson has an extensive history with previous presidential administrations, including as energy secretary and U.N. ambassador during former President Bill Clinton's administration. Lt. Gov. Diane Danish will serve as the interim governor for New Mexico, the BBC reported.