Former Rep. Pombo will not run for office, joins advocacy group
After major efforts by environmental groups and charges of corruption, Richard Pombo lost his congressional seat during the 2006 midterm elections. Six months later, Pombo has signed on to become the national chair for the Partnership for America, focusing his efforts on many of the same issues he dealt with while in Congress. During today's OnPoint, former House Resources Committee Chairman Richard Pombo talks about his new position and what he hopes to accomplish. He discusses current Endangered Species Act reform efforts including the administration's ESA regulations reforms. Pombo also takes a look back at the 2006 midterm elections, addressing the scrutiny and criticism he faced.