The Morning Read: October 10, 2006

Tom Reynolds cancels an appearance at a Pennsylvania fundraiser.

Alan Hevesi’s spokesman can’t say why his candidate isn’t debating Chris Callaghan. “If Mr. Hevesi needs a ride, we’d be happy to pick him up so he won’t have to use a state worker to chauffeur him to the debate,” Callaghan said.

Hillary Clinton,who opposes same-sex marriage, quietly supports a bill to give insurance benefits to same-sex couples.

Mentioning the wiretapping scandal in Jeanine Pirro’s own ad is “a way to become better known, and to play the victim, in hopes of drawing sympathy,” says Patrick Healy. But the blockbuster claim that there was no wiretapping is “not yet supported” by the US attorney’s office.

The Wall Street Journal says John Faso did a public service by getting Eliot Spitzer to make a no-new-taxes pledge.

Ned Lamont uses an old Joe Lieberman ad to make his case in a new ad airing today.

“After 18 years, it’s time for somebody new,” Lieberman says in the Lamont ad. “It’s time for a change.”

— Azi Paybarah

The Morning Read: October 10, 2006