Morning Read, Upstate: A Dump-Dave Deadline, More NY-23 Jockeying

At a meeting in Kingston, party and labor leaders express "concern" over David Paterson's poll numbers.

The Post cites sources that say an October "dump-Dave" deadline was set

Paterson says in court papers he needs Richard Ravitch to be a "credible bridge" to the business and labor communities.

"The whole thing's a sitcom," Ravitch told Cindy Adams over spring rolls as Paterson admitted to playing basketball with his son after he made the appointment.

State Senator Kevin Parker pleaded not guilty to felony assault charges, and says he is ready to move toward trial rather than make a deal.

"We will not agree to any plea deal without the victim's consent," a spokesman for Brooklyn D.A. Charles Hynes said.

Stuart Brody, who chaired the Democratic Rural Conference for six years, is seeking the party's line for Congress.

Assemblywoman Addie Russell is not.

State lawmakers are, again, looking to expand where wine can be sold.

The staff in the State Senate have started to shake out in the wake of a month-long coup.

Hillary Clinton still has a lot of political heft.

Russell Timoshenko will be named the officer of the year.

Comptroller Tom DiNapoli said that a Queensbury business overcharged the state.

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is cracking down on real-looking toy guns.

Below, some video about that crusade: Morning Read, Upstate: A Dump-Dave Deadline, More NY-23 Jockeying