Morning Read: Bloomberg Vents, Thompson Spends, Vance Loans

Hillary Clinton carved out some turf in Washington.

Kirsten Gillibrand has more money than Carolyn Maloney.

Howard Dean endorsed Gillibrand.

Charles Lemos at MyDD said the endorsement is “well deserved” and that “of all freshman Senators, Senator Gillibrand is working the most visibly on issues dear to the progressive base of the Democratic Party.”

Jennifer Skalka says the endorsement is aimed at liberal supporters who may otherwise back Carolyn Maloney.

Steve Israel is undecided about the health care bill in Congress.

Ray Rivera looks at the slow probe of City Council members.

Michael Bloomberg is not happy with the State Senate.

Mike Bloomberg vs. Michael Bloomberg.

AndrewNYC wants more entertaining tweets from Bloomberg.

Most of what Bill Thompson spent in this latest filing went to fund-raising and consultants, says David Chen.

“You lived in Prospect Heights and initially supported the Atlantic Yards???? Yikes,” writes a blogger who interviewed Thompson.

Cy Vance gave his campaign $100,000.

E.J. Kessler fears the outsize role the Working Families Party will play in the Manhattan D.A. race.

Guillermo Linares founded a group that later gave a no-show job to a friend of Efrain Gonzalez.

Tonight is the first Bronx Democratic County dinner under new boss Carl Heastie. George Arzt says the probes looming over Pedro Espada and the City Council add more drama.

Paul Vallone voted in Astoria until 2004, when he started voting in Flushing.

Brian McLaughlin tried postponing the inevitable.

A mayoral aide accused of threatening a critic is back at work in Mount Vernon City Hall.

A Putnam County sheriff criticized an opponent and said his “idea of a good vacation is going to Las Vegas without his wife and family." The opponent wants an apology.

Republican Southampton Supervisor Linda Kabot is trying to run for reelection even though her party doesn’t support her. Morning Read: Bloomberg Vents, Thompson Spends, Vance Loans