The Morning Read: Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Rudy Giuliani moved closer to a 2008 run.

It looks like the legislature will vote tomorrow to name a new comptroller.

Republicans in Congress blocked the vote on a non-binding resolution opposing the troop surge in Iraq. [subscription]

Hillary Clinton gave out thousands of dollars in campaign bonuses.

The Senate campaign of John Spencer is $419,058 in debt.

The Giuliani aide who lost the campaign’s playbook also lost her job, but she’ll still be a consultant to the campaign.

Today’s special election in Nassau will break spending records.

If the GOP wins that race, the Senate Majority Leader could urge other members to retire in the hopes of retaining those seats through special elections.

Mike Bloomberg blasted Eliot Spitzer’s budget.

Spitzer’s budget cuts, on top of the president’s, mean trouble for New York hospitals.

Kirsten Gillibrand, along with just one other member of congress, posts her daily schedule of activities online [link fixed].

And the Daily News editorial board defends the NYPD against Al Sharpton, who considers the department’s stop-and-frisk numbers to be proof of systemic racism.

— Azi Paybarah

The Morning Read: Tuesday, February 6, 2007