Exclusive: Golisano Wants to Play

The Politicker has learned that Bill Weld will be Tom Golisano‘s guest at tonight’s Sabres game, appropriately against the Bruins. Tom Suozzi‘s flying up for Sunday night’s match.

This comes after Golisano has told Albany Republicans that he’s considering punishing Eliot Spitzer for what he sees as obnoxious treatment as he considered running himself. Specifically, Golisano is said to be considering an independent expenditure campaign against Eliot. He has endless money, and a big negative campaign against Eliot, perhaps on the questions that remain around the way he financed his 1998 campaign, could do real damage.

The purpose of this weekend’s auditions: Will Tom spend in the primary or in the general?