WASHINGTON (CNN) - Gov. Bill Richardson, D-New Mexico, said he would balance the budget in part by getting rid of $30 billion in earmarks that are currently in Congress.
"I would also take other steps and say that it is critically important that we also grow the economy," Richardson said. "I'm a pro-growth Democrat."
Richardson said he has balanced five budgets while serving as governor of New Mexico. He said he would also cut $70 billion in corporate welfare and encourage companies to keep jobs within the United States.
- CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich