Morning Read, Upstate: Suing Paterson, Golisano’s Next Step

A poll shows that Andrew Cuomo is trouncing David Paterson in a Democratic primary for governor, and leading even among African-Americans.

“He had his chance, but he blew it,” one of Paterson’s “most important Democratic allies” told Fred Dicker.

Farouk Samaroo, who was hoping to run for Tony Seminerio’s Assembly seat, will sue Paterson in federal court for calling a special election.

Assemblyman Richard Brodsky and Senator Bill Perkins want Paterson to sign a bill increasing oversight of public authorities.

The state exercised “flawed judgment” in overpaying for an unused ferry, a State Senate report found.

In New York, you can spend campaign cash on pretty much anything.

Tom Golisano said he now wants to “encourage” a leadership change in the State Assembly.

Representative John Hall got a robocall from his potential opponent Greg Ball that Hall said was a “falsehood.”

Ball is also holding town halls on health care.

The Press-Republican thinks Bill Owens may pull off an upset in the 23rd District.

Indicted Nassau County Legislator Roger Corbin will face a primary challenge.

Bob Conner defends the Espadas.

State Senator Pedro Espada Jr. put lots of family members on the payroll of his non-profit health clinic.

Assemblywoman Addie Russell had a baby.

Chatter over health care continued through the weekend.

And below, video of Representative Eric Massa at Netroots Nation talking about health care restructuring legislation:

Morning Read, Upstate: Suing Paterson, Golisano’s Next Step