Morning Read, Upstate: Paterson’s New Campaign Staffer

John Sampson’s top strategist, Josh Cherwin, told Liz he is “concerned that [David] Paterson could cost Democrats the seats we need to maintain the majority in the state Senate and in Congress.”

Andrew Cuomo is Fred Dicker’s biggest winner of the year, and Paterson is his biggest loser.

Paterson hired a mud-slinger who also worked for Hillary Clinton.

New York is spending $50 million to renovate a skylight at the Capitol.

The head of NYRA is warning it might not have money to host the Belmont Stakes next year.

The Town of Taghkanic is the battleground in a court battle over electoral residency.

It’s also an issue in Sullivan County.

Former Representative Sue Kelly said local party leaders aren’t supporting Nan Hayworth’s bid for Congress because she’s a woman.

John Sampson insists he’s working toward bipartisanship.

Jurors in the Bruno trial say they wish they could have found all of Albany guilty.

The News wants a pardon for John O’Hara, a Brooklyn political activist.

Jonathan Tasini talked to The Empire Page.

The expiring Empire Zone program is causing uncertainty for many businesses.

Bill Perkins wrote to the Times about reforming eminent domain laws.

Bob McCarthy says Rick Lazio still has things to learn about upstate New York.

Some workers at the DEC are alleging discrimination. Morning Read, Upstate: Paterson’s New Campaign Staffer