Morning Read: EDC to Break Up; NC Dems Stay Away From Obama; Rangel/Espaillat Do Over?

Adriano Espaillat raised the possibility of a redo election with Charlie Rangel, something the courts are unlikely to grant unless the votes separating the two come down to the single digits.

The Board of Elections tried to deflect blame for its vote-counting debacle in the Rangel/Espaillat race. 

Susan Lerner of Common Cause: “Imagine how much worse this is going to be in September.”

Thomas Kaplan profiles Bob Turner, as he prepares to re-enter retirement. 

As he read a pun-filled speech at the kickoff of the Coney Island hot dog eating contest, Mayor Mike Bloomberg turned to his staff to say “Who wrote this shit?”

Asked who was responsible for the speech, which included lines like “let me be perfectly frank” and “I relish it so much,” the mayor’s chief spokesman Stu Loeser said,  “There are two things you never want to see made: sausage and political hot-dog speeches.”

The city’s Economic Development Corporation has agreed to break into two parts after an investigation by AG Eric Schneiderman revealed that the agency illegally lobbied the City Council on behalf of redevelopment projects in Brooklyn and Queens.

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer is set to marry longtime partner (and League of Conservation Voters spox) Dan Hendrick later this month. [h/t Katie Honan.]

Lawyers for Jenny Hou, the former treasurer for John Liu, said that prosecutors have refused to identify which of nearly 2,000 Liu contributors they believe were “straw” donors in an alleged scheme to evade campaign-finance limits

For the second time in a week, the Manhattan appeals court overturned the conviction of a youth busted with a gun in a routine stop-and-frisk.

Locked out Con Ed workers prepared to go back to the bargaining table. 

Having less students qualified as “poor” makes city schools poorer.

As the old Coney Island gets torn down, it is unclear if the dreamed of replacements will come to fruition. 

McCarren Park has turned into a “mini war zone” after fights have injured two cops and a lifeguard. 

A decades long fireworks display in a tiny town upstate has been cancelled over concerns that it could interfere with the habitats of bald eagles.

Chris Cillizza says that a new poll that shows many voters thought that the Supreme Court overturned Obamacare shows how little most people pay attention to the political news cycle.

In an effort to reach swing voters, both parties are reluctant to talk about health care. 

Janet Napolitano connected the wildfires devastating Colorado to climate change. 

Two North Carolina congressman declined to endorse Barack Obama.

New documents reveal that Mitt Romney left Bain later than he said.