The Morning Read: October 27, 2006

NJ Gov. Jon Corzine said he still prefers civil unions instead of gay marriage.

The Wall Street Journal debates the issue here and here.

Tom Kean, Jr ‘s family is giving him a boost, if not an actual lead, in the polls over Bob Menendez.

Eliot Spitzer withdrew his endorsement of Alan Hevesi, but not before Hevesi did some impressive fund-raising.

Hevesi got endorsed by the Daily News. The Times goes with Christopher Callaghan. [added]

The “accidental labor leader” who took over after Brian McLaughlin was indicted gets profiled.

So does the nicer Andrew Cuomo.

Newsday has more on our post on Peter King’s son, who works as a lobbyist.

After donating money to fund research at Cornell, Mike Bloomberg said some people were “bastardizing” science.

Hillary Clinton celebrated her birthday in style.

And John McCain is apparently beefing up his 2008 operation more than Rudy Giuliani.

— Azi Paybarah

The Morning Read: October 27, 2006