The Morning Read: July 24, 2006

The Times reports Roger Green and Charles Barron will meet to discuss which of them is in the strongest position to defeat Ed Towns.

Influential Queens Democrat Thomas Manton dies at 73.

Ben Smith reports on a Spitzer ally’s strong words for Andrew Cuomo; and 32% of his constituents approve of the job Sheldon Silver is doing.

—Nicole Brydson

The Morning Read: July 24, 2006