The Morning Read: October 2, 2006

Kevin Sheekey keeps pitching the ‘Bloomberg for President’ storyline, and the mayor keeps traveling outside of New York.

Jeanine Pirro stays married to her politically-damaging husband because he pays her $15,000 a month.

The feds have subpoenaed Pirro’s financial records and are looking to see whether she paid Bernie Kerik to spy on her husband.

Pirro said she only wanted photos to prove her husband was cheating.

The feds are also investigating Bronx Democratic County leader Jose Rivera and some real estate deals in that borough.

Eliot Spitzer has muzzled his lieutenant governor and stopped him from debating the G.O.P. lieutenant governor candidate.

Not everything will be changing on Day 1 of a Spitzer administration, now that an Albany insider is poised to be the new senate minority leader.

Charter schools, legislative pay raises, and the state’s horse racing franchise are among the issues George Pataki may tackle in his last 100 days as governor.

Rep. Charlie Rangel pays four aides more than $150,000 each.

And opened an office in Brooklyn.

— Azi Paybarah

The Morning Read: October 2, 2006