Mid-Morning Read: Newsday’s Endorsement, Gotbaum’s Future, Madore’s Imagination

Newsday endorsed Republican State Senate Caesar Trunzo, citing insufficient details from his opponent, Brian Foley, who, the paper writes, has “an inflated estimate of what a single senator can do.”

The Albany Project complains about it.

Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum changes her position again, and says she won’t run for re-election.

Michael Bloomberg gets top billing on congressional candidate Mike McMahon’s campaign literature, even though some things Bloomberg has pushed for are unpopular on State Island.

Teachers in Tuxedo Park can wear political stuff to class.

Drew Kerr watches more footage of debates between Representative Kirsten Gillibrand and challenger Sandy Treadwell.

Manhattan Surrogate's Court candidate Nora Anderson repaid most of her $225,000 loan.

Chuck Schumer endorsed State Senate candidate and City Councilman Joe Addabbo.

James Madore imagines an evenly divided State Senate, and wonders if Republican Dean Skelos or Democratic Governor David Paterson will break the tie.

Joe Mesi’s race against Michael Ranzenhofer is expensive.

John Hall wants U.S. troops out or Iraq as soon as possible, but his Republican opponents is OK with staying much longer.

Peter Vallone, Jr. may be getting some phone calls.

Eric Sundwall wants more third parties, since Republicans don’t seem to be much of an opposition force in New York.

In North Carolina, you have to check two boxes, not just one, to vote for the president.

And Choire Sicha coins a name for a little-known disease that's likely to become more common.
Mid-Morning Read: Newsday’s Endorsement, Gotbaum’s Future, Madore’s Imagination