The Morning Read: November 22, 2006

Rudy Giuliani created a presidential exploratory committee.

One Rudy adviser said a decision about whether the former mayor will actually run will be made after the New Year.

A 60-second Draft Rudy radio ad is currently running in Des Moines, Iowa and Manchester N.H.

Hillary Clinton wants the 2008 Democratic convention in New York.

Charlie Rangel explains why he wants to reinstate the military draft.

Democrats in congress take over some Republican office space.

The leading contender to be the next MTA chairman is an executive at a company that currently has $198 million in contracts with the MTA.

George Pataki transferred money from his state campaign committee to the PAC he uses to pay for his his nationwide travel.

And City Comptroller Bill Thompson criticized the no-bid contracts awarded by the city’s Education Department.

— Azi Paybarah The Morning Read: November 22, 2006