Morning Read: Helping de Blasio, Campaigning Positively

Patrick Gaspard is helping elect Bill de Blasio, City Hall News reports, although Gaspard’s brother is working for Mark Green.

Hillary Clinton is in charge.

“In a way, that's the $64,000 question,” Anthony Weiner said at a town hall meeting when asked who would pay to cover uninsured Americans.

State Senator Eric Adams, who is a former cop and African-American, said he would have arrested Henry Louis Gates.

Here’s more on Michael Bloomberg’s latest push to eliminate social promotion.

Overall, fewer students are being left back.

Bloomberg and Italian Ambassador Giovanni Castellaneta spoke to reporters about the helicopter crash in the Hudson.

Bloomberg dazzled Mike Schenkler with his gadgetry.

Bloomberg’s campaign "pounced" on results from a state audit released in the late 1990s that criticized Bill Thompson, then the president of the Board of Education.

Bloomberg apologized to a motorist whose car was mistakenly towed.

The Working Families Party and nine candidates sent $800,000 to the W.F.P.’s for-profit subsidy.

Cy Vance is campaigning against Bernie Madoff-like scandals, but took money from Madoff’s lawyer.

Steve Levin asked Evan Thies if he'd stick to positive campaigning.

Kendall Stewart has rats and 26 open violations in the building he’s owned since 1991.

John Liu and David Weprin criticized bonuses given to staff by City Council members with taxpayer money.

Bob Kapstatter looks at Maria Baez’s re-election.

Hank Sheinkopf’s advice to David Paterson: Make more enemies, make more supporters.

A reader says the Council race in Park Slope is between Josh Skaller and Bob Zuckerman.

Andy Spano got good seats to a Yankee game.

Chuck Lesnick won’t be on the Independence Party line.

Maria del Carmen Arroyo’s nephew denied stealing about $200,000.

And Islip votes today on whether to lay off ten percent of its workforce. Morning Read: Helping de Blasio, Campaigning Positively