(CNN) – Is Bill Richardson about to kiss and make up with the Clintons? It certainly looks that way.
The New Mexico governor announced Wednesday that he will host two fundraisers to help Sen. Hillary Clinton retire more than $20 million in outstanding campaign debt accumulated during her failed White House bid.
"Governor Richardson's efforts reinforce Senator Obama's commitment to unifying the Democratic Party and assisting Senator Clinton's effort to retire her campaign debt," Bill Burton, a spokesman for Barack Obama’s campaign, said in a statement released by Richardson.
Richardson, who served as secretary of energy in Bill Clinton’s administration, decided to endorse the Illinois senator, now the presumptive Democratic nominee. The move was viewed as an act of betrayal by some longtime supporters of the Clintons. CNN Political Analyst James Carville, who has long and deep ties to both Clintons, even likened Richardson’s endorsement to Judas’s betrayal of Christ.
In late April, Richardson responded to Carville’s criticisms by saying that Carville and other Clinton supporters believe they are a “dynasty” and that they were “clinging to the throne.”
WATCH: Carville, Richardson on Larry King Live
Since announcing his support for Obama, Richardson has made numerous television and campaign appearances on Obama’s behalf. He is also mentioned as a potential pick for vice president.
In the statement from Richardson, Clinton spokeswoman Kathleen Strand said, "Senator Clinton is grateful for Governor Richardson's and Senator Obama's efforts to assist with retiring her campaign debt and she is looking forward to continuing to campaign for Senator Obama and help ensure victory for Democrats throughout the country this fall."
Senator Clinton will attend both invitation-only events in New Mexico in mid-August.
Why not let the 18 million morons who supposedly supported her pay off the debt? Oh, I guess they'll fight to the end, until $$$ becomes involved. Pathetic! Why aren't YOU lined up to kiss her arse now!!!???
First he stabs her in the back, and now he's helping...hum...could this politics as usual?
Don't be fooled everyone! The only reason the Obama campaign is helping Hillary pay off her debt is because she is going to be the VP pick for Obama.
I believe they are shooting out all this press with other contenders to throw off McCain's strategy on how to attack Obama. I believe Obama is going to let McCain spend most of his money attacking Obama and by the time he chooses his running mate Hillary, the Obama/Hillary campaign will have so much money, they will be able to drown the Crip Keeper McCain's campaign with negative adds and party unity adds that CK-McCain won't know how to respond.
"The real Judas is not voting for Obama because he's half black.."
Oh? And what if I won't vote for him because I believe he's an empty suit with no track record....other than spending the last 2 years running for president?
BTW, I don't think you Obamites are supposed to play that race card until the last couple of days of the presidental race. "White Guilt" does have a shelf life.
Politicians NEVER do anything for free!!! What do you get in return Richardson????
He was sent by OBAMA...
RICHARDSON, you will NEVER be VP!!
I'm not trying to bash Clinton, but I find it odd that America would trust her with the national budget when she can't budget a campaign.
Guillermo Richardson = Pinnochio !
nice move Bill! Only idiots can not understand that you were free to do what your heart told you to do! You had a good judgment! The so call Hillaryfans have only big stinky mouths but can not help!
Geeze..Bill has a real case of the guilts , he did nothing wrong in supporting Obama..but paying off a debt her supporters should have is nuts!
To late Gov. Richardson
We want Hillary to be a president
I will never vote for democratic party If Hillary is not in ticket
Hillary 08 or Mc Cain 08
Absolutely unbelievable. . .that she needs help paying off debt points to her own irresponsibility. And people still promote her as being a responsible, well-informed politician???
Question: If the roles were reversed, would she come rushing to the aid of those who went bankrupt trying to defeat her?
Answer: Highly unlikely. . .
If the PUMA pac won't do it . . .
RICHARSON YOU NEED TO STAY OUT OF THIS, YOU ARE NOT THE NOMINEE. THIS WILL MAKE OBAMA LOOK LIKE HE IS NOT CONCERN ABOUT HER DEBT AND HE SHOULDN'T BE, THIS IS HER PROBLEM.
How come the PUMA nuts aren't posting here?
Oh wait, they're the ones calling Richardson "Judas"
Gee. . . ..bitter much?
Get therapy. Do something. Blast it, just come out of the closets already. WE ALREADY KNOW YOU'RE REPUBLICANS.
Cnn why did you veto my posts.. they were decent..
Your moderator system is bunk..!
I'm sure this will put on the short list for sure..! So thanks..!
i guess both parties take the american people for fools. how very sad we let our selves be screwed over by the polticians.
Obama’s brush off the shoulders,condescending “sweetie”, silent approval of Senator Hillary Clinton being bashed by sexist media, on and on….As a Hillary Supporter,I’m OVER the Democratic Party. McCain gets my vote. I refuse to allow the sneaky low life Dean, DNC and the filthy no good talk show hosts media to choose my president.
No Bama. Never. Just Say No Deal. PUMA John McCain 08
Good for Richardson. This is what the democratic party needs to do if they want to represent a truer kind of politics. I think Obama made a big mistake by not making nice in the first place. Its the least he could have done after it became clear that he's snubbing her from a VP selection as well.
Obama don't wanna do anything about the PRICE OF GAS .John McCain want's to drill,I'll vote for John.See that was easy.
Where is Puma and her "supporters"???????
"Wake up my American People Wake Up." –Kevin, NC
DON'T call me "your" American people... and don't use our good judgment and discernment as an excuse to accuse us of racism. BO's skin color has nothing at all to do with it. You wake up and understand the American election system has been hijacked and it is time for the citizens to take it back and hold those manipulators accountable. Much of Hillary's debt has been, and continues to be, retired by individuals who are PUMAs, without the likes of Richardson.
why does hillary need this help? she's very rich and bill has over $100MM, i don't hear romney asking for this.
Big Bill. We don't need your help. You spend half your week flying around the country for Obama on taxpayers dollars instead of being our governor. Quit wasting our time and resign so you can help Obama full time and let someone else govern this state which obviously is not your priority
SENATOR OBAMA – IF RICHARDSON IS ON THE VP SHORT LIST PLEASE TAKE NOTE. TALK ABOUT FLIP-FLOPPING. FIRST FOR THE CLINTONS THEN FOR BARACK THEN BACK TO THE CLINTONS. WHERE IS HIS REAL LOYALTY.?
Where are Hillary's 18million supporters??????? All this hoopla about hillary during the primaries and now her supporters are no where to be found in helping her settle her debt!
OBAMA 08/12 YES WE CAN & YES WE WILL!!!!!