Morning Read, Upstate: Cox Sees Senator Giuliani

Ed Cox would prefer that Rudy Giuliani run for Senate, and Giuliani isn't taking his calls.

Cox should be elected chairman of the Republican State Committee today.

"David was hurt," the governor's wife Michelle told Cindy Adams. "But somewhere he has this steel inside him. This nerve. This resilience. In our 17 years together, I've never seen him so he couldn't pull himself together. I don't know where that grit comes from, but I know he's always had it."

Bill Hammond says that David Paterson is, in fact, oblivious. And not a good governor.

Paterson's appearance on Meet the Press seems to be too little, too late.

The Post wants to know what Paterson's plan is to bridge the budget deficit.

Peter Rivera and Carl Heastie almost came to blows over judicial nominating.

State Senator Neil Breslin said Pedro Espada "should be in jail."

Hudson Valley Republicans want to exempt the self-employed from the M.T.A. payroll tax.

"Azi Paybarah is the D.A. Pennebaker of New York politics."

Michael Daly thinks New York's DWI laws are too lax.

Chuck Schumer took $1.65 million in contributions from the financial services industry.

As the state mulls how to put slot machines at Aqueduct, a report shows gambling revenues declined.

Vin Bonventre graphed the Paterson v. Skelos decision.

Former representative Vito Fossella spoke at a health care forum this weekend.

NYPA is building a storage facility for an ice boom.

The Club for Growth endorsed Doug Hoffman.

Republicans are worried about being able to hold the seat.

Dell Computer settled with Andrew Cuomo.

And below, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's remarks at a reception last week in Lower Manhattan:

Morning Read, Upstate: Cox Sees Senator Giuliani