The Morning Read: November 7, 2006

Because of high expectations, Nagourney says, anything short of a Democratic takeover in Washington will feel like a loss.

Democrats are expected to sweep all four statewide offices.

But even if Alan Hevesi wins, he may not serve a full-term as comptroller.

Despite the outcome, all the campaigning has been good for the economy.

Several Bloomberg administration aides have gone to Missouri to to help Democratic senate candidate Claire McCaskill against Republican incumbent Jim Talent.

Say good-bye to mechanical voting machines.

When asked about allegations of beating his wife, upstate Republican Rep. John Sweeney told reporters, “I don’t want to answer. I’m really done with this.”

A new contract could have some teachers in the city earning $100,000.

A principal who endorsed a state Senate candidate in a letter sent home with students was fined $10,000.

The World Trade Center Museum won’t open until 2010, missing its original 2009 target date.

The Post notes, but doesn’t explain, the connection between the fact that the FBI raided a man’s home who also had donated $10,000 to Eliot Spitzer.

Here is a recap of endorsements from The Times, The Sun and Daily News.

– Azi Paybarah