The Morning Read: October 13, 2006

Mark Warner’s departure is good news for Hillary Clinton.

The Albany District Attorney is investigating Alan Hevesi’s use of a state employee as a personal chauffeur.

While in New Hampshire, Rudy Giuliani hedges on when he’ll decide to run for president.

Daily News looks at the upcoming debates between Andrew Cuomo and Jeanine Pirro. On its editorial page, the paper writes:

Were chutzpah the primary ingredient for political success, Jeanine Pirro would levitate to the office of New York State attorney general, for she has shown the audacity to air a campaign ad that’s more mind-boggling than any stunt on “Fear Factor.”

The Times looks at Pirro’s record as the Westchester District Attorney.

The Times Real Estate section looks at George Pataki’s 300-acre farm in Essex, and says it “is particularly gorgeous.”

At yesterday’s debate in Buffalo, John Faso said Eliot Spitzer was “asleep at the switch,” and “has no business talking about campaign-finance reform.” Spitzer said Faso “loves to defend corporate corruption.” More on the debate here, here, here and here.

Albany is the lobbying capital of the world.

The City’s only Republican congressman gets a failing grade from the League of Conservation Voters.

— Azi Paybarah

The Morning Read: October 13, 2006