The Morning Read: Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are in a tight race in many of the states voting today.

So don’t expect a front-runner on the Democratic to emerge by tomorow.

Both candidates have been lowering expectations in advance of Super Tuesday.

John McCain and Michael Bloomberg are avoiding each other today, notes Russell Berman.

Davidson Goldin has more on the relationship between those two men.

Not everyone on board the “Bloomberg for President” vehicle was supportive of a candidacy for the mayor, writes Karla Schuster.

This story about Hillary and Yale is headlined, “Mrs. Clinton has support in stronghold of Obama.”

New Yorkers are trying to both vote and see the Giants parade today,

The Giants parade may suppress Obama turnout in New York City, according to one professor.

Bloomberg says New Yorkers can vote and go to the parade, no problem.

Michael Powell talks to voters who are still making up their minds.

Of California, Adam Cohen writes, “If Mr. Obama wins or comes close in this enormous state that was once safe Clinton territory, it could indicate that he has a real chance of winning his party’s nomination.”

A Republican State Senator thinks Eliot Spitzer’s budget harms children.

Bill Hammond writes, “So [Joe] Bruno’s a big believer in openness and transparency for his political enemies. But for himself? Not so much.”

Seth Gitell went to Bloomberg’s hometown of West Medford and found that “Most residents, many of whom are Democrats, were not interested in a Bloomberg candidacy.”

And if you’re not sure where to vote, locate your polling station here.

The Morning Read: Tuesday, February 5, 2008