The Morning Read: Monday, February 12, 2007

New York may get earlier presidential primaries.

Eliot Spitzer wants Sheldon Silver to disclose how much money he makes from his second job at a private law firm.

Spitzer won’t be helping out donor Richard Fields anytime soon, according to an aide.

Errol Louis sees a problem with the Black, Puerto Rican, Latino and Asian Legislative Caucus not supporting a well-qualified African-American woman for state comptroller.

The Times editorial board wants campaign finance reform for state officials.

The Republicans’ last oasis in Albany may be coming to an end, says Jay Gallagher.

Christine Quinn has some well-connected contributors.

Chuck Schumer said that voters might not be ready to elect a ticket that consists of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama because of the need for more balance.

Hillary got mixed reviews in New Hampshire this weekend.

A moment of “political reckoning for social conservatives” has arrived, says Patrick Healy.

The New Republic editors say that no one will save Darfur.

And the state is relaunching an “I Love New York” campaign.

– Azi Paybarah