Morning Read, Upstate: Thursday Morning Quarterbacking

The legislature is coming back next week, right?

Joe Bruno wanted to be paid quickly, the former CEO of Wright Investor Services testified.

The CEO, Eugene Helm, said he was uncomfortable with Bruno’s business relationship with the company.

Tom Suozzi leads Ed Mangano by 237 votes, with 12,000 absentee ballots out.

Stuart Appelbaum said Democrats refused his offer to fund a major strategist to counter Michael Bloomberg; he blames David Paterson.

“This was a referendum on taxes,” Rob Astorino said of his win in Westchester.

The new mayor of Rye cited an “anti-incumbency wave.”

Voters are “scared and angry,” Larry Levy says of Astorino’s victory.

The Times Union says Doug Hoffman’s loss shows Washington can’t push around the locals.

Dede Scozzafava’s endorsement of Bill Owens was key to his win.

Republicans are debating how much they should include grass-roots conservatives.

“That was a district that would have been won by the Republican, but they cannibalized their own victory by attacking a home-grown Republican,” Eliot Spitzer said of the 23rd District.

John Faso writes that “an earthquake may be in the offing” next year.

“Our appeal to voters: Bottle your fury to be released like cleansing floodwaters 363 days hence, when the 212 members of America’s worst Legislature will face the wrath,” the News writes.

Sam Stein parses the polls.

Republicans gained in the mid-Hudson Valley.

Democrats took two seats on the Essex County Board of Supervisors.

Steve Wynn withdrew from Aqueduct bidding.

The move comes after the state last week sought assurances from would-be developers that they can pay $200 million right away.

Andrew Cuomo filed an anti-trust suit against Intel.

Corey Ellis vowed not to go anywhere.

And below, Newt Gingrich talks about Doug Hoffman’s loss:


Morning Read, Upstate: Thursday Morning Quarterbacking