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Of Course I’ll Take Your Money

Governor Richardson is joining the activists:

Activists are turning to Iowa this week as they drive a bus across the state to put pressure on Wal-Mart, which has been criticized for offering workers low wages and few benefits.

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is among four potential Democratic presidential candidates participating in events organized by Wake Up Wal-Mart, a union-based group formed last year.

What I want to know is if any of those activists are going to ask Governor Richardson if he feels conflicted about taking part in the anti-Wal-Mart campaign?

You see it turns out that Governor Richardson was the largest recipient of campaign contributions from Wal-Mart in 2004. According to, Wal-Mart donated $11,750 in 2004 to New Mexico politicians, and $10,000 of that went to none other than Governor Bill Richardson. He also took $1,500 in the 2002.