Morning Read: Thompson Gets W.F.P., Gerson Gets Swine Flu

Bill Thompson got the Working Families Party endorsement, giving Michael Bloomberg one of his “few political losses this year.”
“[I]t would have been quite a sell out to see these folks do anything but endorse Thompson,” writes Richard Lipsky.
The vote was “very close,” says Liz Benjamin.
Bloomberg said during his radio show that he’ll “unfreeze” the hiring freeze. Bloomberg cautioned against “special interests” getting involved if there’s a constitutional convention for the state [no link].
“Our first responders should never be first on the chopping block,” Peter Vallone Jr. said of the hiring freeze.
That’s because the Senate passed the sales tax increase Bloomberg sought.
Dan Squadron said he has a commitment that mayoral control will pass the Senate.

Morning Read: Thompson Gets W.F.P., Gerson Gets Swine Flu