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Breaking News: N.M. Gov. Bill Richardson drops out

January 9, 2008 |  4:20 pm

So now we're down to the Final Four.

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, whose presidential campaign ads showed him in a job interview, did not get the job. And today he decided to pull the plug on his campaign for the Democratic Party nomination. He is expected to announce his withdrawal from the race Thursday after another disappointing fourth-place finish in New Hampshire with only 5% of the vote, according to the Associated Press.

According to MSNBC, a Richardson spokeswoman claimed the governor was not ending his White House bid and another source suggested he might just suspend active campaigning on Thursday without completely canceling his bid.

Those Democratic candidates left: Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Dennis Kucinich and Barack Obama.

-- Andrew Malcolm

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