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Lee Iacocca endorses Richardson

From NBC's Mark Murray
Former Chrysler head Lee Iacocca -- who endorsed Bush in 2000 and then switched to Kerry in 2004 -- is now backing Bill Richardson, according to the campaign.

"Richardson's been a successful governor," Iacocca writes on his blog. "He's been a successful CEO. He's demonstrated that he knows how to negotiate with foreign leaders and lead on issues like global warming. Unlike others on the stump, he's offering bold plans, not just pandering talk. I like his job plan, his health care plan, his energy plan, his education plan and his plan to get us out of Iraq. I also just plain like the guy."

The Richardson campaign also has released a video of Iacocca endorsing the New Mexico governor.