Reid Praises Richardson's 'Western Values'

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) today praised the announcement of neighboring-state Gov. Bill Richardson (D) of New Mexico as the nation's next Commerce secretary, singling out the "Western values" Richardson will bring to President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet.

See below Reid's full statement, released by his Senate leadership office:

I commend President-elect Obama for selecting such a strong leader to guide our nation

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