AP says New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is dropping out but his campaign disputes the story to NBC. Here’s the AP story: MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) – New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson ended his campaign for the presidency Wednesday after twin fourth-place finishes that showed his impressive credentials could not compete with his rivals’ star power. Read more

AP has this: BC-Bloomberg-2008,180 AP Newsbreak: Bloomberg begins nationwide effort to gauge support By SARA KUGLER Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has begun detailed polling and highly sophisticated voter analysis in all 50 states as he considers an independent bid for president, associates said Wednesday. The exhaustive data Read more