Richardson Drops Out 

John Richardson has dropped out of the race for governor.The Democratic candidate made the announcement on Monday after finding out he didn’t qualify for for clean election act funding.The Maine Ethics Commission found several problems with Richardson’s petitions, claiming some campaign workers falsified qualifying contributions and forged names on money orders.Richardson says he self-reported the irregularities when they were discovered.He says he won’t appeal the commission’s ruling, because it would be a distraction from the race.