Not a whole lot new here. The concluding analysis is kind of interesting.
Political observers here said Mr. Richardson had appeared to regain a bounce to his step after being cleared in the federal bond-deal probe in late August. He hosted a delegation of North Korean officials, flew to Cuba on a trade mission and told reporters that he was running again at full steam. Political analysts began suggesting that Mr. Richardson might yet join the Obama administration, perhaps as an international envoy.
Now, even members of the governor's party say they sense a new swirl of scandal erupting from Mr. Meyer's admissions.
Political analysts said the potential for a new scandal in Sante Fe could boost Republican chances in the 2010 governor's race. Mr. Richardson is barred by term limits from seeking re-election.