Morning Read: Out-of-Town Perspective on Bloomberg, Republicans for Same-Sex Marriage

A Virginia newspaper editorial board writes, “We don’t think the residents of Virginia need Mr. Bloomberg to tell them to change the state’s gun laws, or how to vote.”
Bloomberg’s request that the probe into his troubled finance commissioner be done quickly “was a sharp departure from his usual tenor of defending commissioners who are under fire,” writes Sally Goldenberg.
The editor-in-chief of a Boston newspaper says Bloomberg is in a tricky situation. “He is expected to run against William Thompson, who is black, so any action against Stark (who is black—) could alienate him from a powerful constituency.”

Morning Read: Out-of-Town Perspective on Bloomberg, Republicans for Same-Sex Marriage