Morning Read: ‘Loves Cats, Dogs and All Animals’

Bill de Blasio sent this image out to some supporters. A source tells Politicker that the baby is Badger, de Blasio staffer Lydon Sleeper's son.

Bill de Blasio’s campaign sent this photo to supporters last night. A source tells Politicker it’s staffer Lydon Sleeper’s son, Badger.

Headline of the Day: “The end of Anthony Weiner’s comeback campaign looks a lot like the beginning.”

Runner-Up: “Long Island Congressman Peter King announces presidential run.”

The New York Times asks how smoothly Election Day will go tomorrow: “About 5,100 old machines, each weighing more than 800 pounds and made of 20,000 parts, have been lubricated, and the names of candidates from 2009 … have been removed and replaced with those of this year’s contenders. But there is a question no one can answer for sure: Will they work?”

The Daily News made the ultimate un-endorsement in the public advocate’s race: “Every four years, the Daily News Editorial Board kneels in prayer to St. Jude, patron saint of hopeless causes, ours being the dream that someday a candidate for public advocate will meet our top criteria for an election endorsement. That person would say, ‘If elected, I will fight like hell to abolish the office of public advocate.’”

The transportation blog Second Ave. Sagas reviewed the mayoral candidates and unenthusiastically endorsed Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota for the Democratic and Republican primaries respectively. The author notes that he “too believe trains should stop for no kittens. Need I say more?”

After the GOP debate yesterday, John Catsimatidis was asked about his “love factor” with “the minorities.” “I’m in every community,” he replied, citing Russians, Romanians, Greeks, and Italians. “I’m in every community and I love people. You know something? They hug me back.”

And here’s Mr. Catsimatidis’s closing argument for why primary voters should select him, according to an ad in the New York Post this morning:

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