Elsewhere: DiNapoli, Toohey

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Martha Stark got the vote of at least one senate Republican.

Global Strategy Group just hired one of Eliot Spitzer’s top campaign aides, Ryan Toohey.

Is there some flexibility in Rudy Giuliani’s position on partial birth abortion?

Rick Carlin has notes on Albany’s idea of ethnic diversity.

Harry Siegel, who is obsessed with the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk numbers, thinks the huge increase in that statistic comes down to a change in paperwork, not policy.

Get ready for the Conservative Party’s state convention, taking place in Albany starting on the 11th.

Bill Murphy wonders how Craig Johnson’s new colleagues will react to Johnson calling the legislature “dysfunctional” during his campaign.

Tim Russert took the stand in the Scooter Libby trial today.

The political blog for the Staten Island Advance has moved to a new site over here.

ReformNY compares electronic voting machines to ATMs and has some words from the head of the NYU Brennan Center on the issue.

Aaron Naparstek has more info about city employees driving the wife of the city’s police commissioner.

And pictured above is Joe Bruno and Tom DiNapoli engaged in a handshakey kind of hug.

— Azi Paybarah

Elsewhere: DiNapoli, Toohey