Morning Read: Meeting Bloomberg’s Aides, Photographing Arroyo

Bradley Tusk and Patrick Brennan met with W.F.P. officials to try to get the party’s endorsement for Michael Bloomberg.

The marriage between Senate Democrats and the Working Families Party may be on the rocks, writes Jacob Gershman.

Rudy Giuliani said he performed over 200 marriages since leaving office. Any gay marriages? asks Jada Yan. “No. Hahaha. I do only legal weddings,” Giuliani said.

Eric Ulrich says, “You know, Republicans aren’t all religious fundamentalists from Alabama; some of us are just normal, working-class Catholics from Queens.”

Liz Smith really likes Kevin Sheekey’s niece.

The Daily News editorial board picks up Bloomberg’s warning about soaring pension costs.

David Weprin and Eric Gioia share a Staten Island supporter: Bob Olivari.

“I built reasonable expectations so that the D.O.E. could meet the community at least halfway,” Liz Crowley told Forum News in explaining how she failed to block plans for an unpopular school in her district.

John Eligon has an overview of the Manhattan D.A. race.

N.Y.U. Local continues its fight with the head of the student council over changes to the constitution and rules about who can run for office.

“[T]he enthusiasm many African-Americans once felt has evaporated,” Jeremy Peters writes in a piece about David Paterson’s declining popularity.

A 17-month-old project by Bloomberg and Bill Clinton is caught in red tape.

This story about state lawmakers who have unpaid fines for campaign violations mentions Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo. (The accompanying photo is of her daughter, City Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo.)

Chuck Bennett looks at the U.F.T. and says it's influential.

Vito Fossella is in court.

Elected officials in Rye consider consolidating local government.

Officials in Ossining consider a similar move.

Westchester County Legislator Lois Bronz is retiring.

Howard Kurtz critiques Politico.

Can local blogs replace newspapers?

And here’s a campaign video from Bill Thompson that asks if Michael Bloomberg has done anything positive. Morning Read: Meeting Bloomberg’s Aides, Photographing Arroyo