Morning Read, Upstate: Collins’ Foot in Mouth

Erie County Executive Chris Collins called Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver the anti-Christ, then apologized.

Andrew Cuomo told Rudy Giuliani that he intends to run for governor, Fred Dicker reports.

State Senator Hiram Monserrate established a legal defense fund to pay his attorney Joseph Tacopina, Tacopina said.

In a speech, David Paterson says he has been treated unfairly because he’s blind.

Paterson wants legislators back on Nov. 10.

He wants to address them in a joint session on Nov. 9, and will meet with legislative leaders this week.

Tom Suozzi faces the third term peril.

Companies hydrofracking in New York’s Southern Tier would have to disclose which chemicals they use.

Chuck Schumer says the public option is close.

The NRCC is attacking the stimulus, which its candidate in NY-23 supports.

Independent groups have spent $178,000 in support of Doug Hoffman.

Hoffman argued he’s the only conservative candidate in a Post op/ed.

Bob Gorman wonders were Dede Scozzafava’s friends are.

Where are the womens’ groups, the Watertown Daily Times wonders.

Delaware North, having swung and missed once, is still in the running for Aqueduct VLTs.

The News attacks Judge Pam Fisher, and her ties to Vito Lopez.

Citizens are protesting the closure of the Crown Point bridge.

And here’s Conservative Party boss Mike Long talking about the race in NY-23 on Hardball, with the Observer’s Steve Kornacki weighing in:

 

Morning Read, Upstate: Collins’ Foot in Mouth