The Morning Read: Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Eliot Spitzer’s plan may be working, with some legislators feeling a “rare backlash” because they voted for Tom DiNapoli for comptroller.

While visiting a family just outside Albany, Spitzer did not attack the local Assembly member.

Mike Bloomberg wants the federal government to steer $150 million a year to NYC for health costs related to the September 11th attacks.

The school bus fiasco was debated at the City Council.

The MTA can’t afford the No. 7 expansion.

Ceasar Borja responded to a NYT story casting doubt on his late father’s work at Ground Zero, asking, “Why are they attacking my father’s honor?”

Mario Cuomo said winning the White House will not be based on ideas and solving problems, but rather, “money and charisma and mistakes and bull—t.”

Hillary Clinton snagged a key African-American supporter in South Carolina.

Will Hillary be the Ed Muskie of 2008?

Giuiliani hunted for the agriculture vote, and promised to get a farm adviser.

To prevent health care cuts, unions won’t use the same tactics against Eliot Spitzer that they used against his predecessor.

The state comptroller received a letter with white powder and “a death threat.”

The most aggressive online presidential campaigner is John Edwards [subscription].

– Azi Paybarah