He came here Tuesday night for a fundraising dinner at the Awbrey Glen Country Club.
He was hosted by Chuck Shepard, who owns the Hood Doo ski area.
Shepard admits he's a Democrat, but met Richardson and was impressed, so asked him to speak to some of his neighbors.
"The reason I put this together was not so much political views, more I'm looking for a candidate I can feel good about, who I can trust. So often they turn on you and not vote how we think they'll vote. My favorite politicians have been the ones who have been honest."
About 50 people signed up to attend the one hundred dollar a plate dinner at Awbrey Glen.