Morning Read: De Blasio and Green Debate, Gatemouth Endorses

Michael Bloomberg’s campaign hits Bill Thompson on education.

Fred Siegel thinks Joyce Purnick is soft on Bloomberg, and doesn’t focus enough on the city’s fiscal problems.

Lloyd Grove argues Rahm Emanuel goofed, and David Paterson could benefit.

Gene Russianoff gives John Liu credit for probing the M.T.A.

Yassky “measures his words, often closing his eyes as if flexing some intracranial muscle.”

Julie Bosman watched Mark Green and Bill de Blasio debate, and writes, “No one watching the debate would come away with much insight on the candidates’ positions on the issues, for they were rarely asked about them.”

Green attacked while de Blasio tried looking humble.

De Blasio was wrong in saying he got the most matching funds.

Yetta Kurland doesn’t rule out a general election challenge to Christine Quinn.

Seth Barron thinks new Council members will throw Quinn overboard.

A Gatemouth endorsement: “Up until Mark Green entered the race for Public Advocate, Liu was seeking that office, which is a frightening measure of his seriousness. By contrast, Yassky is one coldhearted mother–which may be his best qualification.”

Dan Garodnick and Dick Dadey write about the Civilian Complaint Review Board.

Letitia James speaks out about police brutality.

There’s talk of Paul Vallone running as a Republican.

Democrat Kevin Kim angles for the Working Families Party line.

Bill Clinton, so social.

Spano and Astorino debated yesterday.

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