Bill Richardson, former Democratic governor of New Mexico, said in a recent interview with Univision that adding Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to the Republican ticket would be a threat to President Obama's reelection.
“I like him. And yes, I’m afraid of him because I think he is an attractive politician, well prepared. And he is Cuban-American and to me that is positive," Richardson said. “I think he is someone, for example, in states like Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and certainly Florida, could give Romney votes that he doesn’t have now."
Richardson, who is Mexican-American, said, however, that having Rubio as Mitt Romney's running mate would not be "enough" on its own to defeat Obama.